So, you would want this to be on next week?
In a perfect world, I would love it to be, because I feel like it’s important. ... There’s a lot of interesting conversations that are being had about this. We talked to all our writers, and [that] was really the way it came about. I think of the 12 of us, 11 had been spanked as kids. None of us spanked [our own kids]. And it was really interesting to see that. Why is that? We all kind of thought we grew up OK. Why didn’t we [spank]? It started a really interesting conversation, which led us to the differences in black households and white households, the differences in coastal households, the socio-economic differences, the ethnic differences, the cultural differences, the differences in people from other countries.
It feels honestly as if a lot of the country still believes in spanking: south, Middle America. A lot of the world actually still believes in spanking. And, of course, what’s happened with Adrian Peterson seems to be over the top, overboard. I don’t know the particulars of the case, but it seems to be that there were some definite lines crossed. But it’s still conversation-worthy in terms of where we’re at now and where we were 30 years ago. What’s acceptable to some and what’s not acceptable to some and who’s making the rules. It’s a really interesting episode, I’m really proud of it, but I do understand that it’s something that we sort of have to do in a different kind of way.
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