posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 01:17 PM
Okay, so, I live near Charleston South Carolina. I was in Charleston yesterday for a Dr's appointment and ended up stuck in traffic in one heck of a
thunderstorm so I got stuck listening to "Happy adult work music FM". This is fine, whatever, storms freak me out so it was calming my nerves and
hey I hadn't heard Ace of Bass in a long time.
Anyway, this commercial comes on. It's about the new t-shirt craze in Charleston or some such. There's this huge thing in South Carolina called
"Carolina Girls" and it's basically cute preppy t-shirts and etc (coozies, yaknow) about being proud to be a Carolina Girl. I think the most risque
thing I've seen of theirs is the S.L.U.T.S. shirts that stand for Southern Ladies Under Tremendous Stress, and for god's sake my incredibly preppy
mother has this crap all over her office so it's well-accepted.
The commercial goes on to say "Get your Charlestoned shirt today!" and I think "I didn't hear that right" so I crank up the radio over the
pounding monsoon outside to listen. This kid apparently made these shirts and his story (not quoting here it was in and out) was that he grew up in
Charleston his whole life and he loves coming home (Im assuming from college) to get STONED! Charlestoned! HAHA GET IT!?
Initially I'm like...heh yeah I get it heh. But then the Mom in me kicks in and I'm like REALLY!? Ok it's one thing to make these shirts and sell
them at some head shop in Charleston or one of the many tourists traps there, but a RADIO ad about a kid who comes home to get STONED and he's making
money off of this ridiculous shirt?
I didn't even know you could put that kind of stuff on the air, maybe I'm totally delusional but it seems like that would be illegal considering
they bleep out the word "damn" and "lesbian" on this particular station. If this was some hardcore rock station I could understand a bit more
MAYBE but this station is PC and played in the cars of many a soccer mom for sure.
I'm ticked off. Fine, I own a "WE LOVE OUR COCKS" t-shirt for the Gamecocks. Fine, I have a Carolina Girl SLUTS coozie. They don't broadcast this
stuff on the radio though, I don't (obviously) use my coozie around children that can read and I wear my shirt to Football games. I know, free
speech, all that, but GET CHARLESTONED on the radio and some kid coming right out and saying he comes home and gets stoned?