Letters to the Editor

Tuesday letters: Song not fit for second-graders


My second-grade granddaughter attended a father-daughter dance at Brennen Elementary School (Richland School District 1) on May 1. Brennan has always had an excellent reputation in education, but the boundary of what is appropriate for children was crossed at this dance when little girls were wildly gyrating in a mosh pit to the rap song, “Turn Down For What” by Lil John.

This “song” is played at over-21 clubs as it is a highly sexual, violent and provocative rap extolling the virtues of drinking “shots” of liquor. “Fire up that loud, another round of shots! Shots, shots, shots, shots! Turn down for what? ” Those are the lyrics for the entire “song.” Readers should view the video on YouTube.com. The girls were videotaped “dancing” to this song for evidence. Many of these children will be able to access this disgusting video.

The only “father-daughter” song that was played by the DJ was “Electric Slide.” For those who question the violence, rampant sex, alcohol and drug abuse in young people today, this rap helps explain it.

Marian J. McKee