Should Pumped Up Kicks be pulled from radio playlists?
Several radio stations across the country have pulled Pumped Up Kicks from their playlists following the Sandy Hook school shootings. Foster the People’s front man Mark Foster wrote the song which he has said was somewhat inspired by the Columbine murders. The catchy songs features a chorus urging, “All the other kids with the pumped up kicks/You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”
Do you think songs that promote violence should be pulled off the radio in light of the tragedy?
beautiful_imperfecti0ns on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm
I love foster the people. I didnt even know their song was about shooting people.
KiwanAwesome13 on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm
No because that radio station and that artist is making money
himkill84 on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 1:18 am
basicaly them pulling it off the radio is just fuckin retarded. i mean yea its a ******* shame some kids died. but a **** load more die in car crashies and stuff ever year. so ******* deal with it and let the goddamn music be played
LEXIx94 on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm
That’s like saying playing Finding Nemo encourages kids to approach danger, or that Bert & Ernie promote gay couples because they share a room. Like ffs… people need to chill out. It’s such bullshit. Why doesn’t every rap song get pulled out for promoting marijuana use and violence? Why doesn’t every katy perry or rihanna or some **** like that get pulled for underage drinking? People are dumb…
uglyerik on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm
I think that everyone is over reacting to this school shooting the dude was insain. Not everyone will do that also people who play so called “violent games” or listen to “violent music” dosnt mean that it inspires them todo this **** what insires people to do this **** is poor parenting or lose if any gun safty was taught. Just arm the teachers and all will be fine
macies123 on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm
I think they shouldnt because people who listen to that song and thinks about doing what that song is talking about is just one messed up person who dont give a care about theirselves or anything else.
SilverSparkZZ on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm
vicky234 on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Okay, so just because a really bad tragic thing happened to many families and children, and parents doesn’t mean that just because you take the song off the radio, violence will be stopped. The shooter was not like ” the song pumped up kicks makes me want to kill elementary school children” he had a mental illness.
beckah_sue on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm
I didn’t know this was even about a school shooting until right now.
AnnaKelseyy on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm
God no,it does not promote violence.
Foster said, “I was trying to get inside the head of an isolated, psychotic kid.” He wrote the lyrics in order to “bring awareness” to the issue of gun violence amongst youth, which he feels is an epidemic perpetuated by “lack of family, lack of love, and isolation”