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Jun 5, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Post Category: News
Tags: Raw, WWE
So much for the anti-bullying campaign, huh?
Way to book your “top babyface” as an out and out bully this week. Picking on the ring announcer, physically forcing him into saying what you want him to say, and then humiliating him by dumping food on him.
Yeah, that’s a good way to show the kids how to not bully…and to bring up ratings.
You make a good point…however it wasn’t bullying. It was revenge. It was also to send a message to Mr. Ace. I hate the argument that WWE is promoting bullying while trying to fight it. They make it CLEAR that their show is ENTERTAINMENT and their campaign is actually to offset what kids are seeing play out on WWE by saying, “you shouldn’t do this in real life”
@anyone who agrees that the WWE’s anti-bullying campaign is a good idea
I think everyones point about the anti-bullying campaign is this: How can a show that is about physical violence promote non violence?
Yes it is entertainment but it is still simulated violence. The point of entertainment is that you lose yourself in it and it becomes real to you. That’s why people who fixate on wrestling being fake can’t enjoy it, because it isn’t real to them.
While adults can tell the difference between what is acceptable and what isn’t, a child’s mind is still easily influenced and can’t tell the difference. The WWE being apart of the anti-bullying campaign is a good idea in theory for offsetting the violence, but it actually just gives it all a different message.
Kids will think: “Oh violence is okay as long as everyone thinks the kid at the (announcer’s) table is mean and no one likes him”. Which is not what the anti-bullying campaign is going for.
BTW revenge can still be bullying. Bullying is defined as: an act of repeated aggressive behavior in order to intentionally hurt another person, physically or mentally. Bullying is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to gain power over another person.
Not to say I care about what happened on Monday because I didn’t watch but what Cena did to Cole was bullying by definition.
So the bigger guy “getting revenge” on the smaller, helpless guy isn’t bullying?
And I know it’s entertainment, as do most adults, but try telling that to the little kids that the CeNation is directed towards…the 10 and under crowd…No, they don’t always know the difference between a “work” and a “shoot”.
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