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8th March 07, 05:03 PM
"Gay" Snickers spot and Prince's phallic guitar top beefs to FCC

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art3/0305072inside1.jpg MARCH 5--This year's Super Bowl telecast generated about 150 complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, with the bulk of the beefs centering on Prince's halftime performance and a Snickers commercial. As seen in the letters on the following pages, many correspondents were upset because they believed that the rock star was manipulating his guitar as if it were a penis. As one viewer noted in an e-mail, the "pro-homosexual theme" of this year's event, telecast on CBS, was "disgraceful." The writer added that "just because 6% of the population is gay," porn did not need to be included in the broadcast. Another purportedly offended viewer was concerned that the halftime show would have an unfortunate lasting effect on his son, who "hoped to be a quarterback and now he will turn out gay...Thanks CBS for turning my son GAY." The Snickers commercial (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0305072fcc9.html)--in which two mechanics accidentally kiss as they jointly eat a candy bar--repulsed some football fans, one of whom wrote of feeling "violated" by the ad. "God knows, I didn't turn on the superbowl expecting to be tricked into watching gay sex!" One woman reported that her son exclaimed, "What the?!" when he saw the Snickers commercial. "My husband rushed in to see the men kissing. This violates our religious beliefs and exposes our children to obscene and disgusting material they are taught are wrong. I want something done about this!!" (12 pages)


I know this is rather old, but check out a collection of letters of complaints about the Superbowl halftime show and the 'homosexual' Snickers commercial.

Here are some of my personal favorites.




8th March 07, 05:25 PM
Snickers Ad:


er....I think. Damn, that complainant is a total homogayfag.

8th March 07, 05:31 PM


8th March 07, 05:32 PM
The whole cum-stained sheet thing. (damn that bitch is stupid)


How's that rap lyric go..."I bust a nut right in her eye, to show 'er where I come from..."

8th March 07, 05:59 PM
How's that rap lyric go..."I bust a nut right in her eye, to show 'er where I come from..."

There's no such thing as a rap "lyric."

8th March 07, 06:27 PM
Dictionary.reference.com totally disagrees with you. Take it up with them.


8th March 07, 07:35 PM
Prince manipulating a phallic symbol in order for his act to appear even more sexual???

The half time show was all that I watched of the damn superbowl. I thought it was quite wholesome.

I'm truly shocked.

People seriously need to develop a sense of humor, the real joke in the Snickers ad was that the two mechanics were eating a piece of doodie. Duh!!

8th March 07, 07:50 PM
two mechanics were eating a piece of doodie.

Yep, this, and not the man-kiss, is why I got a halfer.

8th March 07, 07:51 PM
Thanks CBS, for turning my son GAY.

That had to be a joke..... I mean, come on!

8th March 07, 08:47 PM
That had to be a joke..... I mean, come on!

You live here in the states. You KNOW how stupid the people are here.

Veritas et Lux!
Jimmy The Hutt

9th March 07, 12:56 AM
I often pretend that I don't live in the States.

But that's just me, I guess.

9th March 07, 12:57 AM
We're so close to Canada, we can just fake it.

9th March 07, 01:03 AM
Not once Canada is annexed.

9th March 07, 01:29 AM
We're so close to Canada, we can just fake it.


Not once Canada is annexed.

You've spent time at GB's ranch, haven't you?

9th March 07, 02:33 AM
George Bush in his message to Canada.


9th March 07, 02:53 AM

Yiktin Voxbane
9th March 07, 03:18 AM
LOL @ all of the above.....

9th March 07, 08:18 PM
If you ever want to escape the Christian hillbillies, you're all invited to my place for anal rape, I mean lager beer. That's right. Beer.

9th March 07, 08:56 PM
If we ever go over to your place, we're kicking you out and taking over. That's how we've always done it.

9th March 07, 08:59 PM
Ah, but you see, I would only hide my weapons of ass destruction and attack you from the rear.

9th March 07, 09:04 PM
You don't understand. We'd kick you out of your own house and not give two shits about where you sleep that night. It would be our house now. If we didn't like the accomodations you provided us with, we'd find you and kick your ass for it. Then leave your house, burn it, and go find someone else's house to take.

Just like that.

9th March 07, 09:13 PM
Yes, but I'd hide in the attic til you went to sleep, and then...

9th March 07, 09:13 PM
No. You'd be begging for your life. And what would we say to that? "WE ARE 'MRKA!!!"

9th March 07, 09:23 PM
No, some pussy would be begging for HIS life, and then I'd drop out of nowhere and rape everybody, then as you lay their, intestines turned inside out for all the world to see, I would bask in my own awesomeness.

9th March 07, 10:19 PM
You don't know 'Merka.

9th March 07, 10:39 PM
NSFW (http://www.awitness.org/bloody/war_dead_1.jpg)

NSFW (http://www.awitness.org/bloody/war_dead_2.jpg)

Now imagine that, only happening to your colon.

10th March 07, 03:02 AM
That looks painful.

10th March 07, 03:23 AM
I strenously protest this Fascist sensorship.

10th March 07, 03:57 AM
This forum is lightly moderated for NSFW content.

At least the non fascists only have to click a link.

10th March 07, 07:19 AM
That had to be a joke..... I mean, come on!

But CBS = Constant Butt Sekx!

10th March 07, 02:41 PM
At least the non fascists only have to click a link.

For shame, sir, for shame.

Sun Wukong
12th March 07, 02:29 PM
I don't think that one of those complaints is genuine. At least, they don't spring from any sense of outrage at the material, but more out of a sense of self righteous indignation (something i know alot about). I know they say they are pissed about the material, but it doesn't take a genuis to read between the lines in those complaints.

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if this wasn't part of the "Focus on the Family" FCC barrage that's been going on. FYI, if you weren't aware, the blitz that I am speaking of is a fundie/rightwing barrage of complaints where a vocal minority of the extreme right complain frequently and in an organized fashion about everything they take to be remotely offensive in an effort to force the media to conform to their ideology by proxy of FCC complaints.

The FCC is required to respond to complaints and issue monetary penalties to the offending broadcaster's based on the number and nature of the complaints.

Can you spell F-A-C-I-S-M...? Of course you can.

12th March 07, 02:36 PM
I can also spell fascism.

Sorry, I won't normally go after someone's spelling but when the joke is specifically about spelling I find it hard to resist.

Unless you're being ironic. If that's the case, just ignore me.

13th March 07, 12:21 AM