Mom Outraged at Kid Seeing Racy Commercial Has Only Herself to Blame (VIDEO)

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betrayalFlorida Mom Rebeca Seitz has a major beef with ABC. As she and her child ate their breakfast while watching Good Morning America, they apparently got the shock of their lives. During a commercial break, an ad for the drama Betrayal popped up depicting a steamy sex scene. Seitz was floored that 1) her 8-year-old had witnessed such thing and 2) that the network would air it. "This wasn’t primetime. This was a commercial about a primetime show airing while we all enjoy cornflakes and coffee and wish our kiddos a good morning," she wrote on her blog.

But I have to say, if there is anyone to blame in this situation, it's Seitz herself.

She went on to write, "My kid saw that ... Not because I took him to a movie wholly inappropriate for his age. Not because I quit parenting and just told him to turn on the TV at 10pm and watch whatever."

She posted her "confusion" and disbelief" on Facebook along with a screen shot of the sexy scene and promptly got a warning that she was breaking the sites code of conduct rules. She has since been doing interviews talking about her whole "ordeal."

But I just don’t get this mom’s outrage. GMA is not children’s television. It's a morning news show. By definition, news is not kid-friendly. Seitz says she watches the news with her kids in order to teach them about what is happening in the world. But these shows are not made for children. They cover crime, deaths, murders, stories of a sexual nature. Did she let them sit through the coverage about the Jodi Arias murder trial too?

If you allow your children to watch these programs, you are taking a certain amount of risk over what they will ultimately see on that show and in its TV commercials. That's just the reality of the situation. Ultimately, you are responsible for what your kids see on TV in your own home. I say, keep on Nick, Jr when they are eating their Pop Tarts or better yet, just talk to them about the news stories you think are important for them to know.

Do you think this mom is overreacting?

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nonmember avatar truthkills

overreact? ya...but sad kids cant even watch tv at 7am..but such is life...but who cares..how was her hair?

keelh... keelhaulrose

I've said it other places, I'll say it here: I watch GMA in the mornings. There's a lot of unpleasant and downright violent news, including videos, on that program. Several times they have shown beatings, the bloody aftermath of a riot, terrorist attack, or accident, and a few times the last few seconds of a person's life, stopping the tape maybe a second before they are shot or hit by a train.


I find it disturbing that all this is supposedly okay with this mother, but two people making love isn't.

Marcella Shambles

It was just another learning opportunity for her child.  She could have talked about and pointed out how she felt about it.  I don't go out of my way to show my child inappropriate things, but they are almost impossible to avoid unless you keep them in a closet.  I just try and use things like this an an opening for a talk and try to keep it simple.

Brain... BrainyMommy

@truthkills - What are you talking about? Kids can watch TV at 7am. They just can't watch adult programs, like GMA. Please, stick to logic. 

livel... livelaughlove88

yes she overreacted. come on ... alot of bad things happen now days and if your ok with your child watching and hearing about things like the jodi arias trial and the other horrible things goin on in the world a commercial like that should be no big deal. i mean whats the worst that can happen? its a commercial ... ur kid may ask questions about it but like someone already said use it as a way to start a conversation with your child to help them learn about it how u want them to. geez .... but no instead of being smart about it or just making sure her child doesnt watch channels like that she wants to blame it on someone else. it is her fault the kid saw that. the news is a good thing for kids to learn about it helps them learn about the world n life but u gotta know that on a channel like that some things may not be 100% children friendly

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I let my kid watch news but I wouldn't want him watching soft porn on ads. I wouldn't be complaining all over the country about it but I agree it's not an appropriate ad.

bills... billsfan1104

The difference is is that GMA warns people that something graphic is coming up, so you the ability to change the channel or not.

The commercial does not. A commercial like that is inappropriate in the morning.

I bet if a Christian had an advertisement with their political views, you would have shit fit. Talking about how your child is not allowed to hear Christian stuff without your consent.

BatMom. BatMom.

Why are her kids watching TV in the morning to begin with? Is that a normal thing for some people these days?

doodledo doodledo

So glad that we don't have this problem in our home. This is why we don't have network or cable tv. I don't want to expose my kids to excessive marketing and commercials. Plus Netflix and Hulu have more shows than my TV loving kid will ever be able to watch and it they are a better overall watching experience with no commercials. For us network and cable tv are a thing of the past. .



Too bad this mom, in the article, doesn't realize or understand that policing the kind of media, her children are exposed to, is her own responsibilty.



nonmember avatar Tim

Ummm ya...

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