NBC could be feeling the heat from the FCC, if the commission agrees with viewers who complained that the network's Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour special on July 6 was indecent.
As Rolling Stone reports, only four viewers wrote in to voice their complaints, thought — and three have been released to the public.
"During the summer evenings when the kids get to stay up late, why would they choose to air a highly controversial 'pop star' who freely advertises that her songs are all about sex and drugs?" writes one angry TV watcher.
That person also wrote that he or she pre-screened the special to see if it would be appropriate to show kids. "My answer is a resounding NO! [Not] just H-No, either. But a loud and resounding F-No!"
Another viewer seemed a little more cool-headed but called out the wrong issues:
"The live Miley Cyrus concert program was borderline pornographic in images and the lyrics to the songs. Open sexuality on a stage bed, male/male female/female homosexuality. Very graphic and disturbing for a Sunday evening 9 p.m. summertime broadcast."
Though graphic sexuality might be inappropriate, we're saying "F-no!" to the implication that homosexual content is, too. (But congrats to this viewer for understanding that homosexuality is "male/male" or "female/female." A+ work!)
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Source: Rolling Stone