I was listening to the radio the other day, and they were playing "Forever" by Papa Roach. I love this song. Here's my issue - they literally blepped out "heroin" in the song (and another word that I can't remember). Certainly I don't think that the radio should be promoting herion usage, but I don't think the song is promoting that at all. It's a metaphor, for eff's sake!
This probably wouldn't bother me so much if things of this nature were consistenly done. For instance, this same station frequently plays "Smoke Two Joints" by Sublime. If you've never heard it, the intro to the song is literally the sound of people taking water bong hits (don't ask me how I know what that sounds like...). Then it talks about smoking two joints in the morning, smoking two joints at night. Then it goes on to smoking more joints. Lots of joints in a day. Fine. Why is it okay to promote marijuana use - because "smoke two joints" clearly isn't metaphorical. I would venture to guess this is more of a literal song. I was actually quite shocked the station played this song at all.
I don't get it.