You Won't Believe These Complaint Letters About Miley Cyrus' TV Special

"Very graphic and disturbing for a Sunday evening."

Most Popular
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

After NBC aired the TV concert special Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour over the July 4th weekend, TMZ reported that the FCC received a "slew" of complaints. The show was filmed on the Bangerz tour stops in Barcelona and Lisbon, but was actually toned down a bit from Cyrus' usual performance antics that we all expect nowadays.

Most Popular

The FCC, however, has now told Rolling Stone that they only received four complaints — and thanks to the Freedom of Information act, they were able to post three of which online. The letters are way intense, and the homophobia and slut-shaming are so ridiculous that it's kind of hilarious. Read them below:

Complaint one:

"They aired a program called 'Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour.' Now, during the summer evenings when the kids get to stay up late, why would they choose to air a highly controversial 'pop star' who freely advertises that her songs are all about sex and drugs, who wears costumes that would perhaps be more appropriate if she were dancing on a pole in some club somewhere?

"This was jokingly rated as PG-13/TV-14 and that simply cannot be correct. Miley Cyrus these days needs to be rated either MA or XXX, and nothing of hers should now or ever be aired during any time prior to 12:00 am in whatever time zone her smut is scheduled to air.

"Since it made it past my parental control lock given the ridiculous rating, I made sure to watch some of it to see if I would allow my kids to watch it. My answer is a resounding NO! No just H-No, either. But a loud and resounding F-No!

I am offended, appalled and ready to start taking public action to remove this garbage from our televisions. You MUST severely fine and censure both the 'artist' and the television station IMMEDIATELY!"

Complaint two:

"Macy's/NBC aired a performance on the Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks featuring Miley Cyrus, she was dressed more in line with a video geared towards MTV, her performance was impropriate 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? This is a show geared for family I thought? What happened to NBC standards dept?"

Complaint three:

"The live Miley Cyrus concert program was borderline pornographic in images and the lyrics to the songs. Open sexuality on a stage bed male/male female/female homosexuality. Very graphic and disturbing for a Sunday evening 9pm summertime broadcast. Please investigate this and prevent it from ever being shown again."

Related:


Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips' New Video Is Even Trippier Than You'd Imagine


Shailene Woodley Fiercely Defends Miley Cyrus


Lily Allen Defends Miley Cyrus, Makes a Shocking Comparison


Miley Cyrus Takes Us Behind The Scenes of Her European Travels (VIDEO)

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Celebrity
Share
See President Obama's Epic Mic Drop at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
​Going out with a bang. ​
In 2013 Cyrus and Hemsworth called off their engagement but there is clearly no bad blodd between the two. In subsequent interviews both stars have proclaimed only the utmost respect for one another.
Celebrity
Share
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Spotted Canoodling in Australia
The pair is spending a lot of time with the Hemsworth family.
Celebrity
Share
What all the A-List Guests Wore to President Obama's Final White House Correspondents' Dinner
Everyone's looking extra fancy. ​
Celebrity
Share
Kate Hudson Butchered the Pronunciation of 'Louboutins' and It's Absolutely Adorable
​Watching this on a loop and dying laughing. ​
Celebrity
Share
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Make The Coolest Biker Gang
Just look at those leather jackets​.​
Celebrity
Share
Chrissy Teigen Giving Luna a Bath Is the Most Adorable Thing Ever
​Too cute. ​
Celebrity
Share
Kesha Posts Touching Thank You to Fans After Releasing First Single Since 2014
"I've never been so full of gratitude in my entire life."
Celebrity
Share
Yolanda Hadid Responds to Rebecca Romijn's Comments About Gigi and Kendall
​"They accomplished more at half your age in the fashion industry​."​
Celebrity
Share
Victoria Beckham "Never Felt Comfortable" As a Spice Girl
The Spice Girls' former manager opens up about Posh.​
GIF
Celebrity
Share
Justin Timberlake Beat Everyone to the Punch with the 'It's Gonna Be May' Meme
Preemptive meme-ing.​