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Skipping Rope, not just for the playground anymore

This video takes skipping rope to a new place, the streets.

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A few weeks ago, I saw this music video starring young kids entitled “Tweenchronic-Skip Rope” on my Facebook timeline. Noticing that it was produced/directed by the same idiot, who worked on Rebecca Black’s “Friday” viral video, gave me no hope that this was going to be a quality sound or video. Bring on the cheese please!

What I got was far from cheesy but rather disturbing. Frankly, this video is an example in my opinion of child exploitation. Let me explain.

The video opens with two young girls, Allison and Stacey, dressed in what I would classify as trendy urban chic. They say they’re going to teach us how to skip rope. Seems harmless enough, right? Wrong. Not long after the first verse, a boy with a stick-on mustache enters the video as part of the b-roll. He’s standing on the corner with his pockets overflowing with large candy bars and bags of pixie sticks. OK this is getting realllllly inappropriate. Then, it gets worst.

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