America Hates Male Nipples: FCC Viewer Complaints About The Super Bowl

As we do every year, we submitted a FOIA request to the FCC for all viewer complaints about the Super Bowl. What would this year bring? Anti-Coke bigots? Richard Sherman haters? Nah. But some folks were really upset about the Red Hot Chili Peppers' nipples. » 3/13/14 3:46pm 3/13/14 3:46pm

One Person In America Was Offended By Richard Sherman

Those post-NFC Championship days were heady times, a nation torn apart by Seahawks corner Richard Sherman being loud on television. But how many Americans were so upset, so scandalized by Sherman's actions that they actually took the time to complain? One person from Arkansas. » 2/24/14 4:44pm 2/24/14 4:44pm

Every FCC Complaint About Miley Cyrus's VMA Twerking

At least some Americans will manage to be offended by just about anything. But Miley Cyrus's trainwreck performance at last month's Video Music Awards was something special, and garnered one of the largest numbers of viewer complaints in recent history. » 9/13/13 1:55pm 9/13/13 1:55pm

Boners, F-Bombs, And GoDaddy: Inside NASCAR's 18,359 FCC Complaints

NASCAR is famous for being the sport whose fans revel in antics like crashes and driver fistfights. What they have no patience for is swearing and TV commercials about erectile dysfunction. An open records request filed by Jalopnik has revealed that fans filed a whopping 18,359 complaints about NASCAR coverage to the… » 8/27/13 3:16pm 8/27/13 3:16pm

Every Viewer Complaint About Big Papi's Post-Bombing Swear Word

Before the Red Sox's first home game after the Boston Marathon bombings, David Ortiz grabbed a microphone to tell an emotional and excitable crowd that "this is our fucking city." This being our country, Americans immediately ran to register their disgust with the FCC. » 7/04/13 11:00am 7/04/13 11:00am

Only One CBS Viewer Complained To The FCC About Kevin Ware's Injury

Louisville's Kevin Ware's compound fracture of his right leg in the Elite Eight, bone jutting through the skin, may have been the most horrific sports injury ever shown on national TV. CBS aired the replay twice, spurring discussion about the appropriate way to handle gruesome moments. But in the end, just one single… » 6/24/13 4:44pm 6/24/13 4:44pm

"A Women Kissing A Nerd," "Beyonce Girating Her Vagina," And Other Angry…

Beyoncé is a "slut." She "gyrated her pelvis," "humping the air for 13 minutes." She "dressed like a stripper" dancing in "erotica fashion." Her "breasts protruded out, her butt almost completely showed." She "showed her vaginal area to all the world." Some people had very different reactions to the Super Bowl than the rest of us. » 3/14/13 2:30pm 3/14/13 2:30pm

"Stop Being Greedy Cocksuckers": Angry Things Football Fans Wrote To The …

A couple months back, the NFL softened its blackout policy. The league once bound local stations to black out nearby home games if they had unsold seats. Now—although the league still incentivizes complete sellouts—teams have the option of airing their games with as little as 85 percent of their seats sold. It's a… » 7/10/12 3:00pm 7/10/12 3:00pm

Here Are Some Angry Letters People Sent To The FCC After M.I.A.…

Maybe this doesn't need to be said, but normal people don't complain to the FCC. It's not that they don't get offended: it's just that it takes a hell of a lot more to offend them than the sort of thing that actually makes it on television. Like M.I.A. slipping a middle finger past NBC censors. Not the end of the… » 3/19/12 1:15pm 3/19/12 1:15pm