A week ago, the United States was exposed to a foul-mouthed/middle-finger laden broadcast on network TV. And as is typically the case, most people haven’t thought much of Seth Rogen joking about snorting cocaine with Mickey Rourke, or The Wrestler director Darren Aronovsky giving the bird to Rourke.
I certainly found both funny during my live blog, and wasn’t at all offended.
But in the week following the NBC broadcast, the FCC has reportedly received 18 complaints about three incidents (the two above and Colin Farrell joking about his cocaine use).
The FCC “is reviewing the program for possible violations of indecency rules… after receiving multiple complaints,” the Los Angeles Times reports.
We’ll see what comes of this, but I frankly don’t see the big deal. I mean, doesn’t everyone have a middle finger? And isn’t joking about cocaine use funny and over the heads of all young kids?
Here’s what I think: Don’t expect NBC or the Golden Globes to be fined.