It appears RiRi and Britney are in trouble with the press again. This time for their raunchy performance at the 2011 Billboard Awards. A parents group have got their knickers in a twist over their performance and The Parents Television Council has now called for a boycott of the advertisers who bought up space during the breaks in the show. A spokesperson has even had good old rant to get their anger off their chest, “It certainly has no place at 8:00 p.m. on the publicly-owned broadcast airwaves. I cannot imagine what would possibly lead the ABC television network to air a profanity-laced, S&M sex show on primetime broadcast television.The overtly sexualized performance by Rihanna and Britney Spears was no accident or mishap, but a deliberate effort to target teens with images and lyrics that glamorize whips, chains and other sexual fantasies.”
“This is not the first time the Billboard Music Awards have shoved extreme content at viewers. In 2002, Cher used the F-word; the next year, the Awards featured Nicole Richie saying, ‘Have you ever tried to get cow s*** out of a Prada purse? It’s not so f***ing simple. But this time, it was not an accidental, unplanned “slip of the tongue.” Rihanna’s routine was obviously well-rehearsed. Disney, ABC, and their advertisers knew EXACTLY what they were getting – yet they chose to put it on the air and sponsor it anyway If YOU are sick and tired of Hollywood dumping explicit sex shows into your living room, TAKE ACTION! Contact ABC-Disney and the show’s advertisers – Chevrolet, Old Navy and McDonalds, among others – and let them know that you plan to “vote with your wallet” next time you’re shopping! The network and every sponsor must explain to the public why they would use their ad dollars and squander their good-will with America’s families by delivering S&M themes and imagery to teen audiences.”
Check out the video, do you think this performance was too raunchy for 8pm showing on TV?
Source: Heat Magazine