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Walmart bans Green Day CD

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posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:57 AM
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No, really it doesn't matter. No one buys cds from Wal-Mart.

Everyone that I know who still buy cds go to the music store called F.Y.E or they just download from itunes.




posted on May, 22 2009 @ 02:21 AM
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Actually, a lot of people buy from Wal Mart.


The iTunes Store leads the pack with 19 percent, Wal-Mart (which includes the brick-and-mortar stores as well as its online properties) is second with 15 percent , and Best Buy is third with 13 percent. Amazon is a distant fourth at 6 percent, trailed by the likes of Borders, Circuit City, and Barnes & Noble. Rhapsody is in the tenth slot with 1 percent.


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That article is from 2008, but I'm pretty sure that the numbers are about the same.

It's been a long time since I've bough a CD from Wal Mart, mainly because I hate how they will censor the music and not tell you (like with the parental tag). Also, it bugs me how they will censor even basic words such as "Damn" and then go and sell an R rated movie completely intact. Like with "Zach and Miri Make A Porno," where Wal Mart wanted to drop the "Porno" part of the title, but still sell the movie with all of the same scenes and everything. I don't know if it actually happened, but I remember reading about it.

I don't blame Wal Mart for wanting to keep a "cleaner" image when it comes to things like music, but I just wish they would do the same for all of their other forms of entertainment. I also don't blame Green Day either. I haven't listened to the CD, but I know of several people that already bought it. And, at the end of the day, Wal Mart is a huge part of the market (well, not as big as say iTunes, but still pretty big).



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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Morality my arse.

They're a bunch of bloody puritans. Of course it's censorship.



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 07:48 AM
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It's a private company, they can do whatever they want. What if you had a business, would you want people to come in and decide what you had to sell?

IMO, this is an example of exactly how it should be. This is an example of things working correctly.

Now, if you want to boycott Wal-Mart because of their choice, go ahead that is things working correctly.

Wake me up when the government comes in and wants to censor Green Day and not allow them to sell any CD's except the censored version. That is censorship. Then I will argue on your side.



[edit on 22-5-2009 by badmedia]



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by Fuggle
They're a bunch of bloody puritans. Of course it's censorship.


If it's not the government doing it, then it's not censorship it's a choice. Otherwise known as freedom.

Got a problem with someone making choices you don't agree with? Good, that is exactly what you'll get in the future. Only of course, you've only actually said it is ok for 1 person to make choices for another, so don't be surprised when it's not your choices that are respected. Because you certainly didn't respect the choices of others. Reap what you sow.

Such is the price of freedom. If it was my company, I would sell the original. But it's not my company, so it's not my choice.



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 08:58 AM
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Oh no!
Whatever will I do without Green Day.


Good for them. I do not like Green Day.
I cannot stand the guys voice and most of thier songs sound the same. No change just the same guitar distortion, drum beat slightly different, etc...



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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It seems to me that both parties involved, WalMart and Green Day, have exercised their right to the freedom of choice.

WalMart is refusing to bend to its pre-described guidelines, and Green Day is refusing to alter its artistic content based upon WalMart's guidelines.

I say Kudos to both!

This exactly how a free democratic society is supposed to work.


[edit on 5/22/2009 by billybobh3]

[edit on 5/22/2009 by billybobh3]




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