Bryan F. Irrera (bfirrera) wrote,
Bryan F. Irrera

the Wal-Mart flac over the Evanescence CD...

I can't believe I'm about to say this. However, this is not Wal-Mart's fault. While I understand the father's getting upset with the fact that he bought a CD for his child and discovered that the word "fuck" was on it, Wal-Mart had no way of knowing this (nor would any of my fellow employees at FYE (nor our parent company, Trans World Entertainment)), simply because the RECORD COMPANY did not put a warning label on the CD. Had there been a warning label, Wal-Mart wouldn't even have carried the product. In fact, that is why there ARE edited/clean versions of explicit that Wal-Mart will carry them. Because they manufacture the alternative clean version, other stores also carry them (we do, alongside the explicit version).

We always tell parents of small children (and even younger teens) about the warning labels and what they mean (as well as ratings on games and movies). The Wal-Mart employees had NO way of knowing that this content would be on the CD.

However, I do think that BOTH the father in question AND Wal-Mart could have a case against the RECORD COMPANY. I'm hoping that the civil case against Wal-Mart is dropped and that they both persue this avenue.

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