Hey, guess what? The notoriously picky Parents Television Council doesn't like it when flippant rappers flip off a camera during the middle of the live Super Bowl Halftime Show. Shocker!
According to TMZ, the watchdog organization has already jumped on NBC for M.I.A.'s momentary indiscretion during the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show, which they call "the selfish acts of a desperate performer." They claim the network and the NFL are to blame for M.I.A.'s offensive hand gesture, because they knowingly invited "performers who have based their careers on shock profanity and titillation" to the stage.
And don't think a mere apology will satisfy the PTC. No, this time NBC needs to take action to make up for their egregious "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," the PTC explains, "or they will feebly sit back and do nothing."
We're not exactly sure what "steps" the PTC wants taken — slapping M.I.A. with a fine? Banning her from future Super Bowls? Public shaming? — and there's been no response from NBC yet.
Of course, we have to wonder: By continuing to rant about it the next day, isn't the PTC helping M.I.A by drawing more publicity to her little stunt? Just a thought...
Watch M.I.A. flipping the bird here, and let us know how you feel about it: