Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Re: Wow, 8 Year Old Guitar Prodigy ordered to stop playing bars and nightclubs
I doubt he is being 'pimped' by his parents. On the other hand, it isn't like bar rooms are the only place the kid can play either.
On the child labor thing, you can not possibly compare America to many many other countries. For many of them if they don't work, they don't eat, period. A lot of parents sell their kids off to go work as laborers because they can not feed them. I have seen it. It is ugly. Go to India sometime. I have seen children who have had limbs chopped off because it makes them better beggers. I have seen it with my eyes. The sad truth is that some 40-50% of the world's people still live like animals. But we don't want to hear about that as long as we don't have to see them when we lace up our new nikes.
*edit* I'm not saying child labor is OK by any means, I am just saying that 99% of the time there isn't some evil fat ass getting rich off them, most of the time it is just a necessity to eat.