Season 2 of Fox’s hip-hop soap opera Empire premiers this week. While the show’s record-shattering success would seems to indicate that it’s doing something right, FCC complaints show that at least a few viewers felt that the risqué sexual content shown by advertisements was so very, very wrong.
Yes, despite being a show where a major character is shot in the face within the first thirty minutes of its premier, complaints obtained by Robert Delaware show that people really had a problem with Empire’s sexy commercials.
American Idol viewers were especially appalled by the idea that their children might be exposed to the abstract concept of homosexuality …
Whereas those tuning in to the NFL playoffs didn’t want their football ruined by any reminder of human sexuality whatsoever:
Of the complaints, only one appears to be regarding the show itself rather than an ad, but unfortunately, it’s not particularly detailed in its criticism …
Ok then. Read the full complaints embedded below or on the request page.
This piece is part of Must-Seethe TV: The FCC Complaints Project
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