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February 08, 2004
The TV Programs We Export
Ever wonder why we Americans have such bad reps around the world?
Well, it could be many of are ignorant as hell and feel the need to police the planet, but what I saw the other day sure didn't help. As I was sitting on a ferry from Klang to Crab Island, professional wrestling was on. Nothing like a dose of WW"E" to promote your culture.
Kathy and I are both occassional watchers of WWE. When I lived with Steph, we would watch Smackdown with her Rock doll sitting shotgun on the couch. There was no question it was fake and the retarded antics were exactly what we needed before going out for beer and wings at Rogo's.
However, when played for a Malaysian audience, Kathy and I wanted to jump up and scream "this is not what Americans are like!!!" Let's see, what happened:
Stephanie McMahon who used to come out to the chant of "SLUT, SLUT, SLUT"
So, it's no wonder we have a bad image when this is what other countries see of our culture!! WWE can be really funny, but when taken out of context, I can see how negatively "family life" can be portrayed.
Posted by Claudia on February 8, 2004 09:41 AM