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Aug072014

Miley Cyrus Bangerz Special Probed by the FCC

Image Courtesy Olivia Malone/NBCHer much-discussed performance at last year's MTV VMAs apparently wasn't enough to do the trick, but Miley Cyrus' July 4 weekend special on NBC has reportedly drawn the attention of the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC is determining if the network violated its rules on broadcast indecency or profanity during the special, Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour.

Although the special only drew two million viewers, three written complaints filed with the FCC may be enough to cause the agency to take action, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.

The July 6 special featured Miley performing a sexy dance with a man dressed like Abraham Lincoln. This in particular irked one viewer.

"She was dressed more in line with a video geared towards MTV," said the complaint. "Her performance was impropriate [sic] for broadcast TV, as she grinded along there was a costumed performer depicting President Lincoln following behind her and alongside her and the character acted quite lecherous even patting her on the backside. Very patriotic for the 4th ya think?"

One parent objected to the show's PG-13/TV-14 rating, adding that he was "offended, appalled and ready to start taking public action to remove this garbage from our televisions."

The third complaint called the program, "Very graphic and disturbing for a Sunday evening 9 pm summertime broadcast."

A fourth complaint about Miley was also filed with the FCC, but that addressed an appearance the singer made on a separate show featuring fireworks.


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