Miley Cyrus’ performance at the 2013 MTV VMAs weeks ago culminated in a multitude of outraged viewers sending the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) complaints. Those viewers were in for a letdown if they expected the FCC to be able to do something.
The Federal Communications Commission only has authority to fine broadcast television outlets, not cable networks such as NBC. The Smoking Gun compiled a list some of the outrageous complaints by utilizing the Freedom of Information Act. Here are a few of those complaints filed with the FCC.
A viewer in Kentucky wrote, Miley Cyrus “has shown what she is, acting like a devil flicking that tongue as demons do. Being a Christian, I’m taking a stand as these people push vulgarity…A lady would never conduct herself like that. Shame on her and MTV. They should all be fined for this broadcast.”
A viewer in West St. Maul, Minn., was extremely upset that the awards show allowed Miley to “lick the butt of a stuffed bear in a sexual manner.”
A Lexington Park, Md., wrote, “She [Miley Cyrus] was crude, pornographic and absolutely shameful. Had I wanted my family to see a hooker perform a live sex show, I would have taken them to Tijuana. It was, at best, a demonstration of what a pedophile would like to see during a child pornography show.”
Another viewer in St. Paul voiced her concerns for how upset her daughter was. “My ten year-old daughter was watching with us as a singer, she had previously admired and watched consistently on the Disney Channel twerked and gyrated and dry humped a foam finger in front of a live audience. My daughter was compelled to put her head under the covers.”
A second parent wrote, “The scars on our children’s minds cannot be erased.”
Many people wanted to see Miley Cyrus punished in other ways than just fined. One in particular wanted Cyrus to be excommunicated from the music industry while another wanted her sentenced to a year in a convent.
While I feel for the parents who watched their children get upset, it was MTV. Just based on previously aired MTV VMA shows, parents who were expecting it to be appropriate for children are a bit off. The VMA’s haven’t been acceptable television shows for children in a long time.
What do you think? Should these families have allowed their kids to watch the VMA’s or should they have known better?????
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