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OPINION: Funfair music was vulgar and offensive

My wife asked the guy what he thought he was doing playing such music and his reply was ‘So what?’

DEAR Editor,-

Last Sunday afternoon was my daughter’s 11th birthday and my wife and I decided to take her and our younger daughter (8) to the funfair situated outside Shelly Centre. To cut a long story short, our children’s first ride was on the ‘Crazy Wave’ – which they loved.

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A minute or two into the ride, my wife looked at me in utter horror and my first reaction was to panic because maybe one of our girls was slipping off the ride, but not so! She asked me to listen to the words of the extremely loud music blaring out of the speakers.

I do not use profanities, but if I could quote the lyrics, people would be flabbergasted. The first verse was absolutely disgusting, vulgar, obscene, extremely sexually explicit and derogatory to women.

That was only the first bit we heard and the song went on and on.

My wife asked the guy running the ‘Crazy Wave’ ride what he thought he was doing playing such music, not just on this children’s ride, but at the funfair in general and his reply was ‘So what?’

The next song was just as bad and both of us made a move to speak to the same guy, but a few seconds later the music stopped and was replaced with a Katy Perry song.

How on earth do you get away with playing such disgusting music at a children’s funfair?

JON AND ROSA

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