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Every FCC Viewer Complaint About Michael Sam Kissing His Boyfriend

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In May, Michael Sam became the first openly gay man to be drafted into the NFL. Seconds later, he became the first openly gay man to kiss his boyfriend after being drafted into the NFL. A handful of Americans complained about the latter; you get the sense they were just as upset about the former.

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Through a FOIA request, we've received the indecency complaints received by the FCC regarding Sam's kiss (which also included some cake-smushing). There were 20 legitimate ones, a decent haul considering it was a Saturday-afternoon cable broadcast over which the FCC doesn't even have jurisdiction. (Also among the messages were a bit of satire from PFT Commenter and a message for Deadspin.)

First, some of our favorite, apparently genuine complaints:

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And then there's this. We'll take it under consideration.

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Below are all the complaints. Dive in.

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Previously in FCC complaints: Beyoncé | M.I.A.'s middle finger | Miley Cyrus | Shirtless RHCP | David Ortiz's f-bomb | Richard Sherman | Kevin Ware's injury