Miley Cyrus‘ ‘Bangerz‘ Fourth of July TV special has been placed under investigation by the Federal Communications Commission this week, after it received a flood of complaints blasting its allegedly indecent nature.
Details on Cyrus’ latest problem below…
Despite only receiving three complaints, the show-which aired on NBC– is now being combed through by the FCC to determine if it violated its rules against profanity and indecency.
Yet to be addressed by NBC or reps from the star’s camp, the investigation was first reported by ‘Rolling Stone’, who revealed:
Although the Freedom of Information Act revealed the contents of three of the four FCC complaints, it presented an interesting look at what upset a handful of people about Bangerz, from one person feeling uncomfortable with the suggested homosexuality of the bed scene to another saying “F-no” to what he or she felt was an XXX performance all around. Read the grievances in full and unedited below. (The FCC did not make the fourth complaint publicly available.)
Complaint Number One:
“They aired a program called ‘Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour.’ Now, 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, who wears costumes that would perhaps be more appropriate if she were dancing on a pole in some club somewhere?
“This was jokingly rated as PG-13/TV-14 and that simply cannot be correct. Miley Cyrus these days needs to be rated either MA or XXX, and nothing of hers should now or ever be aired during any time prior to 12:00 am in whatever time zone her smut is scheduled to air.
“Since it made it past my parental control lock given the ridiculous rating, I made sure to watch some of it to see if I would allow my kids to watch it. My answer is a resounding NO! No just H-No, either. But a loud and resounding F-No!
I am offended, appalled and ready to start taking public action to remove this garbage from our televisions. You MUST severely fine and censure both the ‘artist’ and the television station IMMEDIATELY!”
Complaint Number Two:
“Macy’s/NBC aired a performance on the Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks featuring Miley Cyrus, she was dressed more in line with a video geared towards MTV, her performance was impropriate for broadcast tv, as she grinded along there was a costumed performer depicting President Lincoln following behind her and alongside her and the character acted quite lecherous even patting her on the backside. Very patriotic for the 4th ya think? This is a show geared for family I thought? What happened to NBC standards dept?”
Complaint Number Three:
“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 9pm summertime broadcast. Please investigate this and prevent it from ever being shown again.”
Launched to support her latest album of the same name, Cyrus’ latest drama come as sales of the release surpassed US sales of 1,047,000 units, pushed by the controversial music video for the single ‘Wrecking Ball.’