Saturday, January 26, 2008

Oh, We Prudish Americans

Since when are nude buttocks sexually offensive?

Apparently the FCC considers them so, as they have fined ABC $1.4 million for a scene in which a woman's nude behind is shown. Now, if it were a porn-like setting, I could see it, but in this NYPD blue scene, it was simply a boy walking in on a woman preparing to take a shower.

The agency said the show was indecent because "it depicts sexual organs and excretory organs — specifically an adult woman's buttocks."

The agency rejected the network's argument that "the buttocks are not a sexual organ."

Oh please. Get over it.