A censorship sticker, very much like the Seal of Approval that comic books were made to have well into the 70's. It warns parents of possible material that may be considered obcene without any specific details about what is objectionable.
Perpetrated by a censorship lobby consisting of upper middle class conservative white women, such as Tipper Gor, who felt it necessary to police the music industry for messages that were politically or socially inconsistent with their own. This label dampens sales which in turn hampers musical, lyrical, or artistically creativite material.
At its inception the parental advisory sticker targeted mainly such musicians as Frank Zappa but today the target is hip-hop and rappers along with video game creators
My mom didnt let me but the CD because it had a parental advisory sticker, which she said had it like that because it talked about raping women. But later when I listed to it it just was criticizing American and the LAPD.
Advertising ploy aimed at children and young adults
We should put a parental advisory on our crummy album so it will sell
A logo added cover artwork that warns kids not to listen to this music with their parents.
Dude, don't play that! It has a parental advisory logo on it and your parents are in the next room.
a sticker that kids think is so cool to have on their albums. (just listen to music you smacktards!)
in a smacktards mind:
this album sucks so bad, but hey im so cool because i listen to music with swears!!! lol wankar!
the way to distinguish rap music from good music
if the guy on the album is black and there's a parental advisory, its a rap album