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(The Smoking Gun)   Letters from people complaining to the FCC about Victoria Secret's fashion show on ABC   ( divider line
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8779 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jan 2002 at 9:38 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-01-28 09:55:31 AM  
These people need to get a farking life. If they can't handle some boobies and sweet ass on their TV sets, then they can just turn the TV off and go back to masturbating while they read the bible (or whatever it is they do).

The problem we have in America is NOT ENOUGH tits and ass on TV, not too much. When will we learn that every depiction of violence needs to be balanced out by two boobies shots.
2002-01-28 09:56:18 AM  
do we need some sort of public education campaign to let people know about the channel changer?
2002-01-28 09:57:18 AM  

The host was LICKING one of the model's legs...

Or even if my 9 year old nephew saw it...

would have taken a serious blow!!!

2002-01-28 10:02:04 AM  
If the fcc won't protect us from super models in their panties, then the fundies have already lost!
2002-01-28 10:03:18 AM  
when boobies are outlawed, only outlaws will have boobies.
2002-01-28 10:03:26 AM  
"Who is responsible for my son watching this"

Hmmm. You know, god forbid this kid get to masturbate. They don't have cable because of the pornography on it? Man, if I knew where this kid lived, I would so give him some boobies, whether film or book or magazine or show..... he deserves them.

My mom wasn't exactly the best, but atleast she could look the other way when I watched Cinemax at 4AM.... thank you topless bikini carwash 9
2002-01-28 10:04:08 AM  
Let's see . . . the kid is 12, he's just entering adolescence . . . if she thinks she's got trouble now, she's not seen anything yet.

Did anyone read the piece on Ron Castle and public lewdness? EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
2002-01-28 10:06:23 AM  
Usually the people that write those kind of complaints are ones that weigh in at 300 pounds, eat a dozen Twinkies plus a gallon of chocolate milk per t.v. show and are jealous of what they see on the t.v. but are too freaking lazy to change the way they look, so they want to ruin it for the rest of us by complaining to the "authorities"!! If I had a 12 year old son, I'd rather have him watch that kind of show instead of a "Cops n Robbers" show with lots of violence, gunplay and drug references... CHANGE THE CHANNEL IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT!
2002-01-28 10:06:46 AM  
Somebody please help me watch my kids. I'm too (circle one) stupid, lazy, ignorant or drunk, to do it for myself.

I just squeezed them out. Do I have to now raise them too??
2002-01-28 10:09:09 AM  
Jesus sweet aged christ, what the fark is wrong with these people. I cannot stand ingnorant parents who blame the newtorks for "sneaking" into their home. Just the simple fact they honestly believe that this type of program forces itself on to them and their poor children is enough to constitute a beating. They act as if they connot cut the TV off and that the TV networks are responsible for parenting their children. As if the TV networks know exactly what each and every parent deems acceptible, and then base their programming on that. People like these ignorant shiats need to be sterlized and taken out of the gene pool. Classic case of worthless, lazy parents...I hope they goto hell, goto hell and die...
2002-01-28 10:09:48 AM  
You know, you can kill someone in a gruesome fashion on TV, but no boobies... On the other hand, the American Empire seems to have reached its stage of decadence.

My favorite was the plump-and-average women complaining because of the young hotties in front of their husbands' faces...
2002-01-28 10:16:18 AM  
I was so disgusted that I recorded it and watched it 50 times.

it was so exciting, er, disgusting, that I'll be scarred for life.
2002-01-28 10:18:45 AM  
if i get the sniffles who's gonna censor what my children watch?

yay boobies!
2002-01-28 10:26:23 AM  
i like the lady who called Millionaire a 'decent show'. that show sucks ass! im offended by that crappy ass show, can i complain to the fcc too?
2002-01-28 10:27:08 AM  

I was watching the Victoria's Secret fashion show with my three teenage daughters and am quite upset that by the end of the show i ended up having non-consensual sex with all three.

You should consider the consequences of your programming choices. You have sinned in the eyes of the Lord by providing this kind of temptation to Jesus's flock.

Concerned Viewer.
2002-01-28 10:32:26 AM  
[image from too old to be available] TV remotes allow people to avoid offensive programming. Christian fundamentalists still clueless.
2002-01-28 10:32:47 AM  
Dear FCC:
After watching the Victoria's Secret fashion show, I felt so dirty in the eyes of the lord that I needed to go to confession. On my way to church I got hot chocolate and was so upset I spilled it and burned myself. I got a coke to cool my mouth and it gave me diabetes. I am suing ABC, McDonalds, Coca Cola and you for not watching over my children.
2002-01-28 10:34:34 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

not that these bible-thumpers would be smart enough to figure out how to use it.
2002-01-28 10:36:09 AM  
These letter writers need to come harder and more often.
Ya gotta feel sorry for the kids in these families.
What's sickest of all is that you know at least some of these letter writers wouldn't care at all if their kids were exposed to violence on TV, but if it's sexually suggestive, it's totally unacceptable to them. It's no wonder the rate of violent crime in this country is so much higher than other developed nations with more open attitudes towards sexuality and tougher laws on guns.
2002-01-28 10:37:22 AM  
You can see worse on Ally McBeal. Again we have the "too much time on my hands" people. Maybe if we put them on tread mills they can help produce electricty and be a benefit to our society.
2002-01-28 10:38:06 AM  
In the fourth letter, the author, in a round about way, blames Victorias Secret for the 9/11 attacks. Excellent.
2002-01-28 10:40:16 AM  
Darn, that off switch is so hard for parents to reach. I'm sure that there kids were going to school next day and licking sally's legs...


2002-01-28 10:40:31 AM  
"The Professor said we couldn't let the Mummy get a boner!!"

2002-01-28 10:40:50 AM  
The author of the sixth letter, however, comes right out and blames Victoria's Secret for teen pregnancy.
2002-01-28 10:41:32 AM  
Wow. It's parenting like this that leads to serial killers. Seriously, these folks need to loosen up a bit. Poor kids will be grow up with some serious mental issues with regards to sexual activities.

Can't we require some kind of license for people to breed??
2002-01-28 10:41:53 AM  
You just need to visit Fark to see what happens if you let your little American child watch too many boobies at an early age.
2002-01-28 10:41:56 AM  
These are people who would rather see Oprah's or Rosie's ugly ass/faces on the tv for 'quality programing' instead of women who are just as dumb but better to look at (VS models).

I think any sensorship is ridiculous, but why is there always warnings and complaints about sexual content, but rarely any for violence? Shows like NYPD blue had to add a disclaimer to the opening credits when they showed ass, but never for when they shoot the crap out of someone or beat them senseless in the interrogating room.

2002-01-28 10:49:44 AM  
No wonder our kids are wonder our kids are having sex...

Television caused all of this??? If only we were back in the radio days.
2002-01-28 10:51:59 AM  
Dear Concerned Television Viewer.

Contrary to Focus on the Family, or any other fundie org. with the word "family" in its title, you are empowered to influence programming.

There is a magical button on the front of your television. It's labled "Power". You touch it, and the screen goes blank.

Power indeed.

Now get back to your Matlock re-runs.
2002-01-28 10:54:07 AM  
if they take away our [image from too old to be available] then the terrorists have won.
2002-01-28 10:54:15 AM  
2002-01-28 10:55:14 AM  
Drew or someone in power, past 7 day link is toast...
2002-01-28 10:56:18 AM  
No wonder our kids are wonder our kids are having sex.

Television caused all of this...lets go back to the old radio days
2002-01-28 10:56:41 AM  
Dear FCC

I found your victoria's secret fashion show to be offensive. I am one of the clever people here in the religious commune of farktard WV so i was able to change the channel with the remote. Sadly I am now so overweight that my fingers cannot effectively operate the buttons. If ABC is going to continue to air such programs, I would ask that they provide me with lyposuction and/or a remote with larger buttons.
2002-01-28 10:57:33 AM  
I can't believe no one has commented on the first letter:

"I am fighting a war against pornography and it's destroying my home and my family."

WTF? That was paraphrased since I don't remember, but that's what she said.

Freeleee, I think fat people can be just as laid back as "normal people", but then I think about the Shallow Hal incident last year and I think maybe not. Everyone just needs to calm the fark down.
2002-01-28 10:58:39 AM  
But I can still keep my computer ...right??
2002-01-28 10:59:39 AM  
These people have a very valid point. Children need not know of women's underwear at such an early age. They will know only fig leaves until and the age of sixteen, where they will be introduced to the concept of underwear, and not a second sooner.
2002-01-28 11:00:13 AM  
Not to say that Victoria's Secret should be held liable for 9/11 or teenage pregnancy, but what did their show hope to accompish? Did anyone run out and buy the fashions that their supposed 'fashion show' was presenting? I can't envision leggy, attractive women sitting in front of their TV with a notebook, jotting down product names and muttering "ah, yes, that's exactly what I'm looking for."

Yeah, ignorant people are pissed that the lewdness was on TV, but it seems ABC and Victoria's Secret's intent WAS to be lewd, and for them to try and act like the show was all in good fun, claiming "freedom of speech", is a bit two-faced.
2002-01-28 11:02:46 AM  
The 11th commandment: "Thou shalt not fark with Victoria's Secret fashion show"
2002-01-28 11:02:52 AM  
The handwritten letter #8 was just priceless. He complained "they also aired 'Saving Private Ryan,' featuring MANY uses of the words 'fark' 'shiat' and 'goddamn'." I guess it's okay to show people getting thier brains blown out, picking up their severed limbs, etc. as long as they don't curse, or wear sheer bras.
2002-01-28 11:02:55 AM  
meanwhile at the corner of dumbass human street and idiot drive:

Crackheads! Get your crackheads here!

I got Religious, political and ACLU varieties here!

Get your fresh Crackheads here!
2002-01-28 11:03:43 AM  
Gawd! Check out this letter:

I sure hope anthrax wasn't in the envelope. Scary.
2002-01-28 11:04:22 AM  
Although, they're not all bad -- #10 thought that Victoria Secret's show was better than Britney Spears' performances. His reasons are different than mine, but removing Britney Spears from television seems a noble conquest no matter your reasons.
2002-01-28 11:05:22 AM  

Its called marketing. You can increase sales without having women actually jot down the numbers of products. What you have achieved is an increase in the awareness and reputation of the store. Ultimately this will increase sales. It was sexy because sexy is part of the image of the store, in the same way that Ford ads have tough people in them...
2002-01-28 11:06:11 AM  
The problem with this, is that FCC got complaints about the show, and not compliments. Because of those 950 pruids, it seems that every americain is outraged. . .
2002-01-28 11:06:13 AM  
exactly... fat (probably) ugly (most definitely) prude (self explanatory), can't keep the attention of her hubby, blames the TV. do what a healthy couple does, incorporate pornography into the relationship, tart yourself up a little bit..

the kid will have to go to a friend's house for boobies henceforth.
2002-01-28 11:06:26 AM  
Furthermore, it's 9pm, your goddamn kids should be in bed!
2002-01-28 11:06:28 AM  
on the first one...

"I am fighting a battle in my home against pornography."

Makes me think of porntapes and pornmags with legs and arms invading this lady's house... al la old b&w disney!
2002-01-28 11:07:15 AM  
Evil Camel, Testify!

Parental Licenses, coming soon to a society near you.
2002-01-28 11:08:38 AM  
Morrigan: True, True.

I would love them to show the UK show EuroTrash in America - it would scare the fark out of everyone.
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