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Steven Tyler Wants Television To Be Censored!

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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4 Responses to “Steven Tyler Wants Television To Be Censored!”

  1. Mike M Says:
    January 11th, 2012 at 9:24 am

    It has gotten out of hand. The constant bleeping, the constant swearing. It’s bad for society to be constantly swearing and anxious or nervous. Take it down a notch. The Howard Stern type humor now in all media cause it is the easy way to get a laugh also has to go. Two and Half men for example is not witty writing, it’s pathetic.

  2. Roberta Says:
    January 11th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I definitely agree that expletives and nudity should be removed from our airways. Children are being robbed of the innocence that should be theirs by putting these things before their eyes and ears. Even adults should be more discerning about what they watch.

  3. Chris Says:
    January 11th, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I stopped wathcing network television eons ago because they were puposefully skirting censors for ratings. And the commercials were too pervasive. Entertainment does not have to be risque’ to work. In this world of easy seach porn tubes, we need network TV to be the safe zone. Leave risque’ to the paid channels. For the parents sake!

  4. Cheryl Says:
    January 11th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Yes! I think there is way too much nudity and cursing on tv these days…They have ruined many a great show with all the cursing and nudity placed in there…It turns me off completely…Like Mr. Tyler said it is better with less…I wish they would change things!


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