January 11, 2012 09:00 AM by Ashley Lee
It’s fun to watch Steven Tyler on American Idol not only to witness his musical genius during judgment time, but also for his constant flirting with attractive female contestants. It’s him being creative, being funny and simply having a good time. However, as the Supreme Court considers television’s censorship laws, the Aerosmith frontman boldly stated that he’d prefer a world where swear words and nudity were banned from network broadcasting!
“There’s a certain charm and passion and magic in not showing full-frontal nudity” he said, according to the Huffington Post. ”It’s really hot when you only show a little.”
Steven Tyler acknowledges his own conversation habits while on the air, but explains that an occasional curse word is different than a stream of them on television.
“I have (cursed on air) a couple times, because it is 2012,” Tyler said. ”[But] if you start surfing channel to channel and you’re on NBC and it’s (expletive) and channel 4 and it’s (expletive) and channel 7 and it’s (expletive), it wouldn’t be fun to surf.”
He continues that certain terms associated with race and gender should never be allowed on television, and predicts that the Supreme Court ruling will end up allowing ”certain words, and that’s that.”
In 2010, the federal appeals court in New York dismissed the Federal Communications Commission’s rules on swear words and nudity during the hours that children are most likely watching television. The Obama administration objected, arguing that the appeals court stripped the FCC of its ability to police the airwaves, and the commission is appealing the ruling.
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