A recent episode of MacFarlane's "American Dad" also mocked sex with prostitutes. Try to follow this bizarre plot if you can. Klaus, the family's talking goldfish, somehow switches bodies with Stan, the lead character. Klaus-in-Stan's-body decides to "really take this body for a test drive." He starts by finding a sickly looking prostitute in a back alley. He hands her money, and she tries to hand him a condom. He shakes his head no and hands her more money. They head off-screen together.
Later, Stan protests what Klaus did while he'd entered his body. "He -- I -- did horrible things. I lost several virginities last night. He abused me. He did drugs; he had sex; he paid a woman to pee on my body. He beat up a cop and then somehow paid off the cop and then he peed on me, too."
Degrading your body to the point of being a paying recipient of urination by a hooker and a cop? That's your average Sunday night on Fox television.
The vast American majority has never seen the twisted comedy plots that are described here. Successful shows capture a small minority of the country.
But it's shows like MacFarlane's that are watched heavily by young people, and become the lunchroom patter the next day at colleges, high schools and even middle schools.
Cultural pollution is real. Associating humor with topics like rape, child molestation, prostitution and sex trafficking means our society is getting increasingly sicker, and the most infected part of the population are the children who watch a lot of degrading television and play a lot of degrading video games and listen to a lot of degrading music.
In the end, our whole society is degraded.
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