Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Thanks CBS for turning my son GAY!

I don't know if this counts as "griping" or just good old ridicule, but The Smoking Gun has a hilarious section of complaint letters to the FCC over this year's CBS Superbowl. During Prince's musical number, there was a shot of him in silhouette that offended a lot of the sort of people who are offended by silhouettes. And there was a Snickers commercial in which two men accidentally kissed that has apparently offended both gays and straights. Bisexuals were fine with it. Anyway, the collection of idiot letters has some really classic lines, including:

"During Prince's rendition of Purple Rain, which I think is a really great song, there seemed to be a shadow puppet of his (penis). The sheet? that was the backdrop seemed to be (stained?) with something (semen?) My children were watching and now I have to explain what a wet spot is on a cum covered sheet. Thanks CBS."

"I am very offended and I would prefer not to have showed it to my 4 children who love football. One of them has hoped to be a quarterback and now he will turn out gay. I am actually considering to check him for HIV. Thanks CBS for turning my son GAY."

"I find it highly unacceptable to have a family watching a sporting event only to find Prince stroking, manipulating, and fondeling (sic) his guitar behind the curtain. This image only made him look extremely large which made the rest of us feel small, and unable to preform (sic) this evening."

"It's pathetic when you can't keep porn out of the Superbowl, just because 6% of the population is gay."

"God knows, I didn't turn on the superbowl expecting to be tricked into watching gay sex!"

"This is a commercial during super bowl. It was a candy bar commercial that showed two guys kissing. My husband was in the kitchen when my son said "What the?!" My husband rushed in to see the men kissing."

"I was shocked to see the Snickers commerical on television last night. Two individuals (men) engaged in a very sensual/sexual scene. Obviously, so caught up in the heat of the moment that they forgot that they were men and it was unappropriate (sic) to be acting in such a way."

"Suddenly, the second redneck mechanic leans over and starts chewing on the other end of this phallic object, like two lovers might eat a banana together."

"if this is okay in America, what isn't?"


sock puppet said...

Ha! I had not heard about this. Thanks for the mid-week laugh.

Speaking of causes of gayness... a few years back, a study found that women who experienced stress during pregnancy, and gave birth to a boy, were more likely to have their sons 'turn out gay'.

The Pagan Temple said...

That was hilarious, but what other reaction could you expect from Prince headlining a Super Bowl halftime show?

After the bitching about Nicolette Sheridan (in just one commercial during the game) and Janet Jackson, they should have known. These complainers should do the next show themselves, they'd bring down the house.