And it begins!
The overly-sensitive watchdog group, the Parents Television Council, is protesting the two singers' performance from the billboard awards.
Here's what they're saying:
"The song title alone reeks of the adult entertainment industry and last night's performance wasn't far from it. What happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas, as the saying goes. It certainly has no place at 8:00 pm on the publicly-owned broadcast airwaves."
Ha! We get it! They used that clever tourism phrase that Vegas uses! Do you get it???
Come on, people. Not only was this later at night (8pm is MUCH better than, say, when kids are getting home from school), but the show is aware of FCC guidelines. We're positive the content was thoroughly discussed before the go-ahead was given.
The PTC continues:
"I cannot imagine what would possibly lead the ABC television network to air a profanity-laced, S&M sex show on primetime broadcast television. The overtly sexualized performance by Rihanna and Britney Spears was no accident or mishap, but a deliberate effort to target teens with images and lyrics that that glamorize whips, chains and other sexual fetishes."
First off, no sex was had, so you can't call it a sex show. Maybe a sexy show.
Secondly, how does a depiction of something overtly sexual actually harm someone when it's all implied? Let alone something where everyone is giving consent… but let's be honest here, it's just a dance routine.
And don't get us started on the idea that it was a "deliberate effort to target teens," because that's a pretty big stretch EVEN IF that's what they were trying to do! Where in the performance do they directly call teens to attention??
We agree with them being able to voice their opinions on it, but it when it comes to the effort they're putting in to punish and regulate those who were involved, we can't help but think that passion would be better suited for an avenue more important — like sitting down and TALKING with your kids about what they're seeing, instead of just automatically resorting to censorship.
Or maybe just turn off the TV??
Do U think the PTC should pursue this??
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