Okay, SURELY by now all of U are well aware that M.I.A. flipped a camera off in the middle of the Super Bowl halftime show — causing such a shizstorm!!
The Parents Television Council has demanded punishment for the televised shenanigans, and they sound super serious about it!!
The organization calls BS on both NBC and the NFL in their statement which reads:
NBC fumbled and the NFL lied because a performer known as M.I.A. felt it necessary to flip off millions of families. Last week the NFL formally told the PTC – and the American public – that the Super Bowl halftime show would be appropriate. Most families would agree that the middle finger aimed directly at them is not appropriate, especially during the most-watched television event of the year.
Oooh but it gets better!! To elaborate on some HIGHlights we posted earlier, they also state:
It is unfortunate that a spectacular sporting event was overshadowed once again by broadcasting the selfish acts of a desperate performer. They chose a lineup full of performers who have based their careers on shock, profanity and titillation. Instead of preventing indecent material, they enabled it. M.I.A. used a middle finger shamelessly to bring controversial attention to herself, while effectively telling an audience filled with children, 'F– you.'
A simple apology rings hollow after yet another slap in the face to families. Either the NFL and NBC will take immediate steps to hold those accountable for this offensive material in front of a hundred million Americans, or they will feebly sit back and do nothing. The nation – and the PTC – is watching.
And as we wonder which kind of punishment would satisfy the PTC, sources close to the NFL say M.I.A. will be the only one paying fines if it comes to that.
Apparently she signed a contract prior to the Super Bowl, agreeing to pay any money the NFL may be charged with for actions taken by the singer herself.
So if she signed that piece of paper, why in the world would she do it?? Maybe she thought the attention she could get from this would help sell enough albums to cover fines and then some!!
Pfft. Either way… middle fingers are NOT appreciated at the halftime show!! Clearly!!!
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[Image via AP Images.]
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