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Angry Parents Group Demanding Punishment For "Desperate" M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Bird!!!

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We were just waiting for this!!

We knew there were tons of angry parents out there, crying over the lost innocence of their children after M.I.A. flipped the bird during the Super Bowl halftime show.

And yep! Sure enough, The Parents Television Council have come together to demand punishment for the middle finger.

In a heavy-worded letter, they state:

It is unfortunate that a spectacular sporting event was overshadowed once again by broadcasting the selfish acts of a desperate performer. …performers who have based their careers on shock profanity and titillation. [An apology would be] 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.

Ooohhh… nasty!!

But we wonder what they really want!! Are they only asking for the head of the guy behind the bleep button?? Or do they want some higher-ups punished too??

What would U want??

P.S! Click here to watch the shenanigans and to read NBC's apology!!

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81 comments to “Angry Parents Group Demanding Punishment For "Desperate" M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Bird!!!”

  1. 1

    I would want…you to shut the fuck up. No one is saying anything about lost innocence, but for god sakes, if you can't even make it through a family show without acting like a complete fucking doosh, then you should not be on tv. And your gay ass making sarcastic remarks is pathetic. Now we know that you like to take the childrens innocence another way, but promoting it here is horrible you fat gay pedo fucker.

  2. 2

    Super Bowl is not R or x rated and that crap is not only NOT NECESSARY, it is disrespectul. I hope MIA is proud of it! Good grief. Make your stand in some other venue idiot.

  3. 3

    parents need to get the stick out of their ass forreal… there are worse things ur kids are seeing on tv then someone flipping the bird… lol… i mean come on… even just letting ur kids watch football and exposing them to the volience of the sport is worse… give me a break. i have a son who is 18 mnths old honestly MIA flipping the bird is the least of my worries lol

  4. 4

    They should cut that bitch's finger off and send her back where she came from!!

  5. 5

    stfu she killed it!! she was on camera for 1 minute and all u bastards can say is we want an apology?? stfu its the damn song!!! huge come back for all of them! enuff said

  6. 6

    Really, who cares? No kid on the planet would have even noticed it without the media making a big deal out of it.

  7. 7

    THIS IS SOOO STUPID!!! All she did was give the finger for a nanosecond to the audience I dont know how so many people can be this angry about it!! What family HASNT cussed in front of their children and really what children havent gone to public school and had some kid show them what the middle finger meant? I hope these parents SHUT THE FUCK UP and get lives because this is becoming so blown out of proportion.

  8. 8

    MIA was given a HUGE platform/opportunity and she uses it to flip off everyone watching? Very disrespectful to everyone, not to mention Madonna who invited her in the first place.
    Hopefully, she will be given the Sinead-treatment and will become vilified & her career will get the finger.

  9. 9

    Re: hoochpit

    You are so full of shit I can smell it coming out of my computer. Perez said absolutely nothing deserving of your response. Then you call him names and that makes YOU the gay ass begging for some attention.

  10. 10

    Re: iTaLiAnaPriNcessEXACTLY!!! There is SO much worse out there for them to be so upset about!! I dont think she should have done what she did but she DID IT GET OVER IT!! Its done and its not like your children dont already know what it means. Do these people live under fucking rocks or something? get real

  11. 11

    It's not THAT big of a deal, but it really wasn't necessary. They should've expected something like this from M.I.A., always trying to look like some kind of badass.

  12. 12

    And now everyone is talking about MIA. One tiny rude gesture, and she steals the show. Madonna must be so pissed.

  13. 13

    U know Madonna is livid that MIA stole the attention. LMFAO, I'm loving this!

  14. 14

    So not necessary! She must be desperate for attention to keep her career going! She will fade into the sunset.

  15. 15

    I don't think any kid is going to be permanently scarred by seeing someone flip the bird, but I think families are just tired of having vulgarity thrown in their faces. And this isn't one of those "just turn the channel" situations. This is the Super Bowl and should be family friendly. NBC should ban M.I.A. from every one of their broadcasts for at least 5 years.

  16. 16

    I don't think any kids even noticed it. I watched with my family and kids and neither of us noticed, I read about it online later. Doesn't bother me. Why so sensitive.

  17. 17

    he was being sarcastic… And, at least in my opinion, I would rather my kid watch this…than like, everything else on tv. Well, ok, if this is a family show, then you can't let them see the violence of football. Then, you have to turn off the TV when beer commercials come on (because that's alcohol and bad!!!)
    This is totally an organization that watched and rewound the halftime show just to find something to complain about.

  18. 18

    OMG seriously who the fuck cares! This is the 2nd decade of the 21st century and there is a lot of worse stuff going on and happening in prime time television family shows! Get the fuck over it, your little kiddies are probably less innocent than you'd like to believe!

  19. 19

    Re: whatever_123 – England?
    I understand she's quite a humanitarian; It would behoove the world to let her keep the finger.

  20. 20

    take a chill pill!!

  21. 21

    People are becoming SUPER famous from SEXTAPES, "leaked naked photos, tons of sexual innuendo on KID SHOWS and KID MOVIES and violence and blah blah. And these parents are worried about someone flipping the middle finger? I am a parent myself to two young children (4 & 6) and I have excepted that they will hear a curse word in their life, while they are young, they will see someone flip the bird, they will probably see someone argue with someone else. You cant wrap them in rubber and send them on in life. You have to let them be exposed to the 'real' world and the real world is not rainbows and sunshine. I'm not saying show them war movies or blood and gore movies or sex movies, I'm simply saying use some damn common sense. Your child will not be traumatized my someone flipping the middle finger. It simply will not happen. We need to work on getting rid of things that may be more subtle but send a bad message and will have a negative effect on them like what I mentioned at the beginning.The least of my worries right now is someone flipping the middle finger in front of them. I'm trying to censor who and what they watch on TV, whats on the radio, what other kids are teaching them at school and most importantly, what am I as an adult and their parent teaching them?

  22. 22

    I think audiences should be upset for the general unnecessary nature of the entire performance. It was blah, rehash of an act Madonna has rehashed SO many times before and a waste of time.

  23. 23

    Re: designer girl – Thats true I didn't even notice it till someone said something.

  24. 24

    Re: rosebud99 – true! Lets see what sarcastic comment she makes about MIA

  25. 25

    As a parent myself, there are a lot worse things on tv for my kids to see. However, I do think she's quite pathetic for resorting to something like this just for attention.

  26. 26

    To those who say it was no big deal, most likely not many noticed it until the media pointed it out. However, that is not the point. If you can't turn on a football game for crying out loud without that kind of attention grabbing nonsense, maybe they shouldn't be there. I don't get those who defend this as being appropriate in any way. It was so UNNECESSARY. What was the point of it? Nothing, other than for it to grab attention. That's not the kind of attention most of would want to gain from.

  27. 27

    A Super Bowl blogger from the sports news website Bleacher Report is reporting that MIA was on a US Homeland Security Risk List back in 2006. MIA needs to apologize as well and she should have to pay any fines issued by the FCC. MIA is a classic celebrity nut.

  28. 28

    Just because there are far worse things to be upset about, it doesn't mean parents don't have a right to be upset about it. I'm sure no one watching it is going to be scarred for life, but seriously, what was the point? To prove you're a badass? Sorry, but you're not..never was, either.

  29. 29

    Re: Pacific Ocean Gal – Since when is a middle finger X rated? It's maybe PG-13 and that's pushing it.

  30. 30

    How about this: unless your child KNOWS what flipping the bird is, it doesn't matter! These moronic parents ranting on about how their precious snowflakes may have been exposed to something are also probably the parents that say their children will NEVER smoke pot or drink underage. Get a grip on reality, and how about you just teach them your values at home? Obviously if someone is raised well enough, they won't let outside factors affect them negatively.

  31. 31

    wait a moment….

    it's bad when M.I.A. gives the finger and NBC messes up in the delay omission?

    but it's OK for kids and parents watching to accept the name of the group LMFAO?
    which is an acronym for an expletive????

    please explain this….
    because i'm sure all kids watching know EXACTLY what LMFAO stand for.

  32. 32

    what was she doing there? she sucks. and lmfao too- horrible.

  33. 33

    Idiots like M.I.A. give colored people a bad name. All the Hindus & Sri Lankans must be ashamed of her. Can you believe this fucktard has a kid? I would be ashamed to have a mother like that. I hope she loses her endorsements & her other gigs get cancelled. What a disrespectful moron! She ruined the whole show with her stupidity. This was even worse than Janet Jackson's incident. At least Janet's was supposedly an accident. That M.I.A. bitch seriously needs to apologize– or pay the network a fine.

  34. 34

    Re: bwilliams – WHAT WAS THE POINT OF IT? There is not point in it except to grab attention. Pathetic. You people who justify such nonsense amaze me. There are plenty of places that is acceptable. Prime time tv is not one of them. It's just plain stupid and disrespectful. Hope MIA is never invited back.

  35. 35

    While I don't think anyone at NBC should lose their job over it, I do think MIA should give a public apology and maybe pay some sort of fine. Yes, there are a lot worse things on television but parents can choose to not let their children see those things. This was a football game, which is pushed as family entertainment and flipping off the camera had no place there at all. I know in the racing world when a driver swears on the radio they are generally issued a fine, and I think it's a fitting punishment. Yes, kids are going to hear swear words, they're going to see people flipping people off but they shouldn't be exposed to it when watching a half time show at a football game. I don't see how that's being too protective or wrapping your kids in rubber.

  36. 36

    And Madonna — if she's so good why did she have to bring the clown parade with her? The whole half time sucked to me. Didn't like any of it. Not one bit.

  37. 37

    Oh well, I thought it was pretty lame.. I mean I didn't notice it either until the media threw a fit and as usual and made a big deal about nothing.. but it was still a lame, desperate attempt to get attention.. everyone has to act like a slut or a jackass these days..no one can just give a respectful performance for families..they just need attention cause apparently, they can't rely on just their music alone .. losers…

  38. 38

    They should take a step back and think very carefully about what it is exactly they are angry about. They'll soon see it's absolutely nothing worth thinking twice about, let alone feeling angry about. Morons.

  39. 39


  40. 40

    That finger was meant for Gaga, who spent the evening at home on the phone with her management team, trying to figure out how to ever get out of Madonna's shadow.

  41. 41

    Re: hoochpit – You are an idiot…calling a gay man (or woman for that matter) a "pedo" just shows how ignorant you are…look at the statistics, most "pedo's" are hetero. Either way, equating being gay with liking children has no validity, so stop your bullying….just because you have hate in your heart does not mean we want to read your ignorant rants. get help.

  42. 42

    honestly big friggen deal ! It's a finger, get over it !
    Have you seen how family guy is nowadays? That shit is way worse than a finger. Sheesh

  43. 43

    Re: Dubble A – I'm with you. I couldn't understand a word MIA said. Nicki was classier, which shocked me. I'm not offended on behalf of my daughter, who was watching. She didn't notice, in fact she was bored out of her mind. She was making up words to the music and asking me why the old lady was dancing around. (No lie. Her words. "Why is that old lady wearing that? She can't sing Mommy." I told her "Madonna is an entertainer honey. She puts on a good show.") I'm more offended by the fact that MIA was given something that is considered an HONOR to performers. Something going out to millions upon millions of fans and she not only embarrassed Madonna, but she spit in the face of something that so many others would have loved to step into. And it wasn't a part of the song, or the act, because it's not in the video. It's understood when they get on that stage that they will be editing their words and actions and she should've been an adult and been able to do that.

  44. 44

    The parent's group can fuck off. Bunch of repressed cun*ts.

  45. 45

    I just looked her up on Wikipedia, and she is 36 years old. 36!!! I think it's time she grows up.

  46. 46

    Re: hoochpit

    You are a dumb motherfucking cun*t.

  47. 47

    Man, with all the bullshit on TV nowadays, people need to chill the fuck out. She gave the finger? Oh wow!! When the words "bitch", "ass", "hell", "damn" and constant sex on TV constantly, this chick giving the finger is nothing. She gave a hell of a minute whole performance. It's not like she flashed her tits. Get over it

  48. 48

    She's an idiot who wasted an opportunity to show off her (meager) talent by clouding it with performing such a vulgar move. I hope she gets fined to the max. Worse than that, you know Madge will rip her a new one for f-ing u p her awesome show. MIA is trash…yes, the world is full of vulgarity and its near impossible to protect our kids from it, but for once I would like my 5 year-old to be able to watch a FAMILY friendly event without having to explain why an adult did something so stupid and wrong. Thanks MIA for teaching my kids how to blow the biggest showcase and opportunity of your life by acting so immature and nasty. WAY TO GO GIRL.

  49. 49

    Sex and booze get pushed hard in all the super bowl commericals yet a rude gesture, which we all learned before the age of 10, is enough to get the country in a tizzy. Can't wait until these kids grow up thinking anal leaves their virginity entact whilst being ever so careful not to drop a dreaded f-bomb for fear of going to hell.

  50. 50

    I was a little shocked by the bird but I had no real issue with it because I don't think it was that big of a deal.I was more worried about what the FCC would do.

  51. 51

    This Sanky Curry-Smelling Snatch Ho ain't worth the time of day……

  52. 52

    You Americans should all take a chill pill. Assholes.

  53. 53

    LOL this is so funny. It's not like she was flipping off anyone in general. It was part of the song given that as she did it she was singing, "I DON'T GIVE A SHIT". Those parents should then be complaining about the fact that Madonna's song has a swear word in it and shouldn't be sung at all.

    Losers. Stop complaining about mindless things.

  54. china says – reply to this


    poor kids.
    i wonder what happens when they grow up and find out there`s a lot more serious shit going on in the world to worry about.
    it`s just a harmless, old-fashioned birdie.

  55. 55

    They need to ban blacks from performing at the Super Bowl. They have Janet Jackson on and there's nudity. The next several years they only have whites on and there are no problems. Then they have another black (M.I.A.) and there's an obscene gesture. It's simple, ban blacks.

  56. 56

    Who gives a fuck? Big deal she showed a damn finger. At least she didn't flash her boobs like Janet Jackson did. THAT is a million times more inappropriate than a stupid finger. M.I.A. is known for controversy, NBC pretty much deserved that.

  57. 57

    Re: Mad Dog – LOL you are so dumb

  58. 58


  59. 59

    Pretty ballsy for a classless has-been.

  60. 60

    They're just grasping at straws with this. THey're pursuing it for the principle of it. Who actually saw the split second middle finger that looked like it may have been any finger? And how many young children were actually paying attention and took note of it?

  61. 61

    Sure she shouldn't have done it because its so obvious she knew she would get attention for it. But nobody at my house even noticed until it was pointed out. I'm sure there weren't many kids paying extremely close attention to the performance to notice the gesture. And if this kids are so innocent how would they know what it mean?

    I would also like to say that I was watching basic cable during the daytime when one of the Austin Powers movies was on and they didn't censor mini-me when he used the middle finger.

  62. Sgirl says – reply to this


    I could care less about the Parents Group. It is absurd to think that most children would have seen this. It happened so fast. What I do care about is the fact that this chick felt the need to act so classless on tv at the superbowl. So who exactly is she telling to fuck off? America? The tv viewers? Who? She is classless and trashy and apparently can't even pretend not to be. Now instead of hearing about Madonna's performance all I have heard nonstop is that this douche flipped the bird on t.v. Go back where you came from M.I.A. no one gives a shit about you.

  63. 63

    I didn't even notice. If people didn't talk about it now I wouldn't see it.

  64. 64

    Re: RachelSarahM – That's what I'm saying! She's Hindu and Sri Lankan, which are both descendants from ASIA not AFRICA. Also, I'd like to point out that when the Black Eyed Peas performed last year Will.I.Am. did absolutely nothing absurd or inappropriate during it AND he's black. Total ignorance

  65. 65

    Seriously..Why is this an issue? There are Doritos and beer commercials more risqué than flipping the bird, all of which are also played during the showing of the super bowl.

  66. 66

    What a waste of time!!!!!! Kids are watching Britney spears have sex in her "Criminal" video and teens are having sex ong Glee and we are freaking out over the middle finger? like im sure kids in the playground flip the bird all the time! Get your priorities straight you losers!

  67. 67

    While I didn't notice it nor do I think it's even that big of a deal. It really wasn't necessary, she's an adult, she doesn't need to go around flipping off the bird on national television. With that said, if the parents council is pissed about this, they should be even more upset with GoDaddy, Beer Commercials, THE FREAKING SKETCHERS KIM KARDASHIAN COMMERCIAL shown last year…seriously way worse

  68. 68

    The parent's TV council needs to STFU! She literally flipped the bird for like 3 seconds and the camera was zoomed out. Your kids are going to see and hear worst things at school. If you wanna put your kids in a bubble go ahead. Get rid of your TV and internet because that will be the only way. Morons always trying to cause problems.

  69. 69

    For better or for worst you're all talking about her today. She has done what she has set out to do. Last week a nobody, this week a nobody that you're all talking about.

  70. 70

    Re: Mad Dog – Just like they need to ban idiots from the internet. Then again, how would you spend your time between breathing with your mouth open and skinning squirrels for dinner? M.I.A isn't black, she Sri Lankan you asshole, and was raised in London. There is a world outside of Roadkillville where you live. I only wish that shows like Carmen San Diego still came on for people like you who could benefit from 5th grade geography!

    As for M.I.A, she may have to pay a fine, but best believe she's laughing all the way to the bank.

  71. 71

    Re: ES-339 – She was hardly a nobody, she's not completely successful in terms of mainstream but she has made a name for herself. Just because you haven't heard of her before this doesn't mean she was a nobody, it just means you were ignorant to the fact that she is a successful artist

  72. 72

    this is what the super bowl gets for letting pop starts ¨sing¨ they said they would only hire real preformers who wouldn't do and scandal aka great rock bands, I knew something like this would happen with stupid pop stars soon, besides how can people get angry? I barely noticed she was there she is no one! she just want a bit of fame again

  73. 73

    Re: Mad Dog – You're stupid as fuck. Justin pulled off her cup idiot. Plus M.I.A. is Indian, moron, typical white american.

  74. 74

    Re: Lady Who? – Hahaha.

    Anyway they need to chill the fuck out no one noticed her giving the middle finger. Most kids don't even know what the middle finger is or means. Only when a kid sees or hears something over and over they mimic it. The parents need to relax. On a side note, I would hate for these crazed fuckers to be my parents.

  75. 75

    Shock motherfucking horror. Jesus, please reassess your life if you're that upset over it.

  76. 76


  77. 77

    Demanding punishment .WTF? are they serious? . i think she just got caught up in the moment ..felt a little hype and super important and did it

  78. 78

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  79. 79

    Re: AliensAreTheSuperiorRace – Actually M.I.A. was born in London, and is of Sri Lankan ancestry. I have only read two (just two!!) posts from you and you are blatantly hypocritical in BOTH of them! You are absolutely delusional.

  80. 80

    Re: benravensfan2002 – Because she spoke out against the genocide of the Tamil Sri Lankans, her own people. Well, throw her in Guantanamo Bay.

  81. 81

    M.I.A. Is just another fucking ape no different than the ghetto rats in every city in America. It's because of animals like her there are stereotypes.