Are Americans really this prude?!?


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BlueScreenOfDeath

I haven't got a problem with you criticising my country, how about you go first? Oh, that's right, you probably couldn't even find most countries outside of North America on a map (without help), let alone know anything to criticise them for (again, without help).

Typical from someone who seems to think all Americans are dumb - i actually went to a school where we learned every country on every continent. Go ahead and try me since you think i'm of lower intellect. I'm pretty sure i said nothing about your country much less addressed you it was for the Europeans who seem to think that we're a bunch of prude people who don't care to see some of this stuff that gets tossed around the news.

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1WayJonny

How's this one for criticizing your country? Kiwis are a bunch of sheep ****ers and savage cannibal warriors. Is that a pretty good stereotype? It is about as accurate as stating that Americans can't find another country on a map or that they are offended by bare boobs.

What people forget is that America is made of immigrants from their own body's of land then they call us stupid! When people make comments like the map thing it just makes me wonder?

Do people really think Americans cant find places on maps? Are people from other countries that stupid to still believe this fable?

I 100% guarantee I can go around any country doing a survey of useless information to make people look stupid. The people who leave these comments live in their mothers basement on dial-up and have never stepped foot outside. Some foreigners was like New Jersey is nothing like the show recently, I replied on how dumb they were and walked away.

Please come visit USA sites like our NASA launch pad or maybe NYC financial area, or Michigan where great vehicles are built. Hey also stop by Microsoft, Google, Facebook and the Apple building as well on your way out.

Yup just bunch of stupid people of here! Got quick news for you guys if you read TMZ then you are stupid as the people you are making fun of.

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Stoffel

What people forget is that America is made of immigrants from their own body's of land then they call us stupid! When people make comments like the map thing it just makes me wonder?

Do people really think Americans cant find places on maps? Are people from other countries that stupid to still believe this fable?

I 100% guarantee I can go around any country doing a survey of useless information to make people look stupid. The people who leave these comments live in their mothers basement on dial-up and have never stepped foot outside. Some foreigners was like New Jersey is nothing like the show recently, I replied on how dumb they were and walked away.

Please come visit USA sites like our NASA launch pad or maybe NYC financial area, or Michigan where great vehicles are built. Hey also stop by Microsoft, Google, Facebook and the Apple building as well on your way out.

Yup just bunch of stupid people of here! Got quick news for you guys if you read TMZ then you are stupid as the people you are making fun of.

Hey I asked a very simple question in my original post. The fact that you guys are dragging the whole 'Americans are stupid' into this is not my fault.

Honestly, it doesn't work in your favour when we see American politicians on tv who can't find the coutry they are attacking on a map.

Maybe the US media should work a bit on your image.

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HawkMan

I like how you have to compare an entire continent to one country. That's what you have to do to make your argument look valid.

Europe ie a multitude of nations/states. America is a united group of states.

besides the point isn't to compare the whole of europe the point is that EVERY nation in europe falls in that category, or at the very least the vast majority of them.

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HellboundIRL

Having lived in both Europe and USA I can say Americans are very prude. Just look at the laws and way of life there. For example in many parts of Florida where people go for vacation and relax in the tropical climate you cant even make out with your girlfriend on the beach. This would never happen in a European country as it would be a violation of personal freedom.

Plus they are very anti nudidty and alot of other things that I can not come to think of..

When I was in Europe I could feel life was more relaxed and people where not prude like in America. Was more of a feeling of freedom and I wouldnt be struck down for voiceing my opinion like I was in the USA.

Also in Europe you dont have to worry about the police beating you up like in the USA over a simple traffic stop.

I don't know what you experienced but in my time living in the US, I had no problems at all with personal freedoms being imposed upon or voicing my opinions. There are many European countries with weird laws and restrictions that you won't find in the US - it goes both ways.

Also, police beating you up over a traffic stop? where did this happen to you? ...saying things like that just makes your original point look stupid.

The arrogance from some Europeans in this thread disappoints me, as if we're somehow superior.

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htcz

For example in many parts of Florida where people go for vacation and relax in the tropical climate you cant even make out with your girlfriend on the beach.

Stop saying bull****. Ive lived in several parts of Florida and noone says squat nor do you get arrested. BS plain and simple.

Come here to Europe. Then look up some real stats.

In Europe I see other europeans living in other european countries which are not their own.....In america people come from asia, australia, europe etc etc

Europe ie a multitude of nations/states. America is a united group of states.

You are completely and utterly wrong and it makes you (even though I dont think you are) look stupid.

Europe is a multitude of countries which have different states in them. America is a united group of states.

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1WayJonny

Hey I asked a very simple question in my original post. The fact that you guys are dragging the whole 'Americans are stupid' into this is not my fault.

Honestly, it doesn't work in your favour when we see American politicians on tv who can't find the coutry they are attacking on a map.

Maybe the US media should work a bit on your image.

What does US media have to do with people of the USA. That's your problem you listen to media and tabloids, in america we not read the same crap you do. I mean some people do they buy magazine with this info at the supermarket. We call them stupid people as well.

You asking to argue when the source of you information is the media? Are you serious I wouldn't trust media from any country!

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Southern Patriot

Hey I asked a very simple question in my original post. The fact that you guys are dragging the whole 'Americans are stupid' into this is not my fault.

Yes it is your fault, due to your ****ing moronic title of the post.

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HardyRexion

doesn't America have one of the largest Porn / Adult Entertainment industries in the world?

Prostitution is legal in some states. In the UK it's a crime. (Shouldn't be IMO, a lot of tax money to be made there!)

So in answer to the OP's title. NO

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1WayJonny

doesn't America have one of the largest Porn / Adult Entertainment industries in the world?

Prostitution is legal in some states. In the UK it's a crime. (Shouldn't be IMO, a lot of tax money to be made there!)

So in answer to the OP's title. NO

Forgive him he reads the same information at the checkout time in the super market. This is the same place I got my education and thankfully I work with laboratory software, all thanks to TMZ!

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Stoffel

A lot of people here don't bother to read a post before they start their rant these days.

What happened to reading the actual post before commenting

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1WayJonny

A lot of people here don't bother to read a post before they start their rant these days.

What happened to reading the actual post before commenting

What happened to you researching what you were posting before you do? You do understand what TMZ is right?

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Lets start a new thread called: Why u americans like Aliens so muzh yo's?!

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Stoffel

What happened to you researching what you were posting before you do? You do understand what TMZ is right?

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Lets start a new thread called: Why u americans like Aliens so muzh yo's?!

I do now what TMZ is.

I was just amased by the reactions that came on that article and asked in my original post what the people here think about it

But then some nitwits started taking it all very seriously, and felt like they had to defend the whole of the US.

And the fact is, only a couple of people actually took the time to see what i was talking about and gave their opinions, other then that they turned it into this America is stupid No America is the greatest discussion

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HardyRexion

A lot of people here don't bother to read a post before they start their rant these days.

What happened to reading the actual post before commenting

Its just a chance for all the stereotypers to have some banter "ooh someone mentioned an American. Time for 'Keyboard Wairror' grrrr "

Of course all the comments are negative ones on the OP's link because only those who are offended can be bothered to comment...

When the number of comments reaches several 100million then you can maybe use that as demographic of America's attitude. Until then have thake it with a pinch of salt (don't forget the lime and tequila too)

Having said all that it was 1 single American that complained about my username and got me banned from a wordgame site I used use a lot. 1 person complained and I was banned, the VAST majority found it funny...

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FireTalon

The US is very prude when it comes to ANY form of nudity. Its getting to the point of stupidity. Everyone either has a **** or a vagina, and a set of breasts. People need to get the **** over it. My wife and I have raised our two kids into a nudity conscience family, and have had no problems. They gew up around me and my wife both nude within the confines of our homes, and to the day (She is 22, he is 18) they are both comfortable with everyone, and themselves. I wish this country would get a ****ing clue. But they never will, religion is the reason being nude is bad.

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Aethec
In Europe I see other europeans living in other european countries which are not their own.....In america people come from asia, australia, europe etc etc

You've never been to Europe then.

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AJerman

Well, I guess I'm the only one who sees it that way then, but I still don't see it as a minority at all. Someone had a good example. Look at Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" (i still love that). That caused a huge scene. People were ****ed that their children were watching some good ole family style football and then a titty came flying out at them (thank goodness we didn't have 3D tvs back then! Then again, I don't know that Janet Jackson would have done much for 3D). I would be willing to bet that the majority of parents out there would consider nudity on television that their children are watching to be "bad". I know my parents would have when I was younger. If it's a minority, it's a surprise by me. Our country LOVES to censor anything that could possibly offend anyone. Actually, that's half the problem with our country. We're always so worried about what's politically correct and not offending people, so people grow up to whine about everything that they don't like. People could use being offended sometimes so they can learn that the world isn't about them. The US government just keeps passing laws and regulations more and more than make sure everyone lives a perfect life and is never exposed to anything offensive or hurtful, and look what it's doing to us. For lack of a better way to say it, it's turning everyone into a bunch of whiny bitches.

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HawkMan

In Europe I see other europeans living in other european countries which are not their own.....In america people come from asia, australia, europe etc etc

You are completely and utterly wrong and it makes you (even though I dont think you are) look stupid.

Europe is a multitude of countries which have different states in them. America is a united group of states.

1: eh, no, Europe is full of immigrants from all over the world, and percentage wise moresoe than America is today, maybe Mexicans excluded. but then if we count mexicans and then also count europeans from other european nations then it balances out. Few Africans and Indians and afghanis and Iraqis and Pakistani and so on and so on choose to spend the extra cash togo all the way to America when European nations are closer, have more open borders and far more opportunities for work and the "American" dream.

2: eh no. only very few Europeans nations, like Germany could be considered to have "states". the vast majority do not.

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Charisma

Well, I guess I'm the only one who sees it that way then, but I still don't see it as a minority at all. Someone had a good example. Look at Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" (i still love that). That caused a huge scene. People were ****ed that their children were watching some good ole family style football and then a titty came flying out at them (thank goodness we didn't have 3D tvs back then!

*snip*

The funny part about the Janet Jackson thing is that, if the "adults" in question hadn't flipped their sh** about it, the kids they're trying soooo hard to protect probably wouldn't have even noticed it...

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Southern Patriot
Look at Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction"

Wow, a few hundred people bitched to the FCC about it, so in reaction to the 1% of Americans who gave a **** about it, the world has been led to believe that the whole of America was insulted by it.

I'm done here, too many ignorant ****ing morons in this thread who like painting everyone with a brush that only actually describes an incredibly small (but unfortunately very vocal) minority.

Maybe when some of you ****ing idiots actually bother to learn some facts about how diverse Americans are (instead of the incredibly slanted portrayal that the media loves to show), then you won't look so ****ing stupid to those of us who actually know better.

All this thread proves is how biased other countries are towards America, and how deluded some people are. Do you idiots really believe that the tiny number of jackasses who posted in reply to the picture on TMZ actually represent the whole of America? How the **** do you morons even know that those people WERE Americans?

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HawkMan

America: Janet Jackson shows a Nipple -> MEdiastorm and people whining about indecency

Norway: The state funded TV channel(Norwegian BBC) has a sex ed show for kids and shows an uncensored woman masturbating to orgasm to teach one of the hosts to get an orgasm -> some whining from the older pop, and a fairly level headed argument on news sides, where the majority sides with the tv program.

I'd say on a percentage basis, yes America is more prude than the average(or even all) European nations. of course, this does not count for all Americans and the majority are not, especially among the younger generation. BUT there is a significantly higher percentage of the prude minority, and they tend to be a lot more vocal and demanding of getting their way.

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AJerman
Wow, a few hundred people bitched to the FCC about it, so in reaction to the 1% of Americans who gave a **** about it, the world has been led to believe that the whole of America was insulted by it. I'm done here, too many ignorant ****ing morons in this thread who like painting everyone with a brush that only actually describes an incredibly small (but unfortunately very vocal) minority. Maybe when some of you ****ing idiots actually bother to learn some facts about how diverse Americans are (instead of the incredibly slanted portrayal that the media loves to show), then you won't look so ****ing stupid to those of us who actually know better. All this thread proves is how biased other countries are towards America, and how deluded some people are. Do you idiots really believe that the tiny number of jackasses who posted in reply to the picture on TMZ actually represent the whole of America? How the **** do you morons even know that those people WERE Americans?

Wow, a little upset are you? The reaction was far more than "a few hundred people bitching to the FCC". I'm sorry but I just don't believe what you're saying. I think if a poll were placed on a prominent home page like Yahoo, etc, asking if nudity and profanity should be allowed on TV, I don't think you'd see anywhere near a minority saying no. I think it would definitely be a majority no. If a large majority of the people didn't care, then we wouldn't be catering to a few whiners. The reality is that it's not a tiny minority like you make it sound.

I don't think a huge amount of people were necessarily insulted by the Janet Jackson thing, but I think that aside from the really hardcore anti-nudity people, most people understood that it was an accident, but I still don't think most people would have accepted it if it were a planned part of the show. I've been here all my life and never once gotten the impression that the majority of people wouldn't care if nudity and stronger language were allowed on TV.

Regardless, to say that the US is just as accepting of all of that as European countries would be absolutely ridiculous to say. It's not even close. We are all about shielding everyone, especially children, from anything that could be "bad". In a lot of other more tolerant countries, kids grow up learning how the world actually works. That's why we have ratings systems on every form of entertainment.

I dunno, I haven't seen anywhere where a poll like that has been done, so I can't say for sure how many people side one way or another, but the impression I get from the country is not that of a very small minority.

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Aethec

Wow, a few hundred people bitched to the FCC about it, so in reaction to the 1% of Americans who gave a **** about it, the world has been led to believe that the whole of America was insulted by it.

I'm done here, too many ignorant ****ing morons in this thread who like painting everyone with a brush that only actually describes an incredibly small (but unfortunately very vocal) minority.

Maybe when some of you ****ing idiots actually bother to learn some facts about how diverse Americans are (instead of the incredibly slanted portrayal that the media loves to show), then you won't look so ****ing stupid to those of us who actually know better.

All this thread proves is how biased other countries are towards America, and how deluded some people are. Do you idiots really believe that the tiny number of jackasses who posted in reply to the picture on TMZ actually represent the whole of America? How the **** do you morons even know that those people WERE Americans?

Tell us why these "vocal minorities" are much more vocal in the U.S. than in other countries then.

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Stoffel

I think we struck a sensitive note with Roadwarrior :D

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Flae_qui

sadly most of american's are... GUNS are perfectly fine. bring them on :D... OMG naked people, EVIL WTF... myself i am so not like this.. personally hate that i usually feel ashamed to be an american in this day in age.

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