PTC Blasts NBC & NFL Over Halftime Flap

By | Monday February 6, 2012 @ 8:54am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Super Bowl Half-Time Show Controversy Prompts Apologies From NBC & NFL

The Parents Television Council this morning criticized NBC and NFL over the Super Bowl halftime show incident involving British rapper M.I.A. briefly flashing a middle finger in front of the camera before the network was able to blur the image. The watchdog called for NBC and NFL to punish those responsible for the flap but stopped short of announcing the filing of a formal complaint with the FCC. At least for now. Here is the statement from PTC president Tim Winter:

“NBC fumbled and the NFL lied because a performer known as M.I.A. felt it necessary to flip off millions of families. It is unfortunate that a spectacular sporting event was overshadowed once again by broadcasting the selfish acts of a desperate performer.

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Super Bowl Half-Time Show Controversy Prompts Apologies From NBC & NFL

By | Sunday February 5, 2012 @ 10:51pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Eight years after Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction,” the Super Bowl half-time show has produced another controversy. During tonight’s show, headlined by Madonna, one of the guest singers, British rapper M.I.A., gave viewers the finger directly into the camera and … Read More »

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