Negative Effects Of American Culture

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A Cultural War
“American culture is very dominant” (Source G). All around the world, different countries are constantly absorbing and feeding off the easily accessible American culture. The problem is that many of these countries are afraid American culture will diminish their own culture and traditions. This is understandable, mainly because infiltrating their culture is not the only negative impact American culture has on other countries. Apart from invading other cultures, America’s hypnotic trends and the glamours of Hollywood have also portrayed exceedingly negative stereotypes, which have the potential to influence extremism, and give the entire country a bad reputation and a negative self-image towards other nations. American pop culture
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By showing vulgar images in many movies and explicit scenes in television shows, it looks as though people in the entertainment industry completely disregard their potential audience members. Even President Obama was quoted saying, “It is important for those in the industry to show some thought about who they are marketing [to]... I’m concerned about sex, but I’m also concerned about some of the violent, slasher, horror films that come out... ‘I don’t want my 6-year-old or 9-year-old seeing that trailer while she’s watching American Idol’” (Source C). It is easy to see how other countries despise American pop culture when it publicly promotes subject matter that is inappropriate for children. There are not many other places where you can find material as explicit or gruesome as what you see in America. Parents have to strictly monitor what their children watch on television when they are young because it has become a lot more graphic, profane, and vulgar. Television shows also greatly affect America’s image because “people with no other source about America take vulgar, violent, vitriolic examples of pop culture… as an accurate reflection of reality.” It causes people to believe that we are a nation that values sex, guns, and snorting cocaine (Source

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