Dichos: Mexican proverbs and sayings #6 – fleas happenby Elizabeth "Bjay" Woolley on Nov. 28, 2009, under dichos, Life, mexican culture
Here is today’s dicho.
Dicho in Spanish:
Si quieres el perro, acepta las pulgas.
Dicho in English:
If you want the dog, accept the fleas.
Traditionally, this dicho means if you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen - or love me, love my faults or stuff you don’t like.
I thought this was appropriate considering my last post on Adam Lambert’s American Music Awards performance and the outrage it has caused.
In a nutshell my point was if we allow commercially-minded artists to promote themselves by pushing the envelope and allow advertisers and the media to use sex more and more to sell, attract, and influence us, then we have made our bed and are laying in it. If we want to accept that as part of our culture, then we have to accept and even expect the fleas that come with it. On the other hand if we decide we don’t want to accept that anymore, then it has to be across the board and not just for one gender, sexual orientation, or particular artist.
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