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Pete Townshend Triggers Super Bowl Warning

1/28/2010 2:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

People who live around Sun Life Stadium in Miami -- where Super Bowl XLIV will be played a week from Sunday -- have received this advisory -- watch your kids, because Pete Townshend of The Who fame is coming to town.

Pete Townshend

Townshend became a registered sex offender after being arrested in 2003 in a pedophilia sting in the UK. Townshend was not convicted but placed on a sex offenders list.

The Who is playing the halftime show at the Super Bowl and several child abuse organizations have sent postcards to 1500 homes and several schools close to the stadium, warning that Townshend will be in town.

It's unclear if Townshend is still on the official sex offenders list -- he was supposed to be taken off after 5 years.

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me    

how is that even legal, to be branded a sex offender when you are never convicted?!

1696 days ago
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GG    

Oh No say it aint so!!!

1696 days ago
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RealGoodLookin'Girl    

What a bunch of nasty, vindictive people. Hey - if Pete Townshend offends you, could I have your seat at the stadium?

1696 days ago
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K    

This is messed up. Do they really think that Pete would be able to skulk around and pick up little kids? No. He has an entourage, and probably paparazzi that will follow him everywhere. This is unnecessary and a waste of this organization's abilities and time.

1696 days ago
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yumi    

From what I read some time ago he was writing a book about it and when he did his research he was red flagged but I thought all of that was cleared up, guess not.

1696 days ago
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DaJuice    




Here's another example of people with nothing better to do...


I hope Pete takes the time to bend each and every one of them over their keyboards and then posts the videos on YouTube!

"Now Tell Me WHO ARE YOU?!?!?!?!"


1696 days ago
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Ricardo    

This was put out by a private, not governmental, group. They are the descendants of the Salem Witch Burners of the 1600's. Nothing has changed only now they can foster fear and loathing on the internet. They are on a list too, my Sh** List.

1696 days ago
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loray    

Clearly these people have some agenda beyond protecting children. Not all organizations with legitimate sounding, do-gooding names are actually legitimate or doing good. Whatever Mr. Townshend did or did not do to result in having his name placed on an offender list in Great Britain is totally irrelevant to his upcoming professional visit to the US.

1696 days ago
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THE CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY SUPERVISED...PERIOD!    

WOW!! I don't see too many white folks having a lot to say about this mess.

But yall damn sure would be up in arms had he been any other race.

1696 days ago
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psycrn    

WELCOME TO THE LIFE OF A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER, WHETHER GUILTY OR NOT. ONCE ALLEGATIONS ARE MADE THE PERSON IS CONSIDERED GUILTY.THEIR LIFE IS IS OVER.

1696 days ago
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James    

Ok so let me get this right,
Showing Janet Miss Jackson if your nasty boob for 5 seconds is not allowed but having a pedophile is ok?

1696 days ago
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Buddy Jesus    

He is not a pedophile. He is not on the sex offender registry. He was never convicted.
Must be nice to talk crap about a man like this.
As stated earlier, he was doing research on a book and went to a site for research. The police noticed that during the operation, didn't charge him, but warned him instead.
Repeat: He is not a sex offender, nor was he ever.

Thanks TMZ for printing heresay and not doing any research yourself.

1696 days ago
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barbara miller    

From what I remember Pete said he was investigated for looking at child pornography per his therapists advise because Pete was trying to recover memories from his own childhood molestation. If you think about it, and ponder the many lyrics of the who songs, it does seem to point to Pete / the who revealing subliminal child abuse/ trama / cries for help and understanding. I really don't think he will be a treat to any of the children near the superbowl.... EVERYBODY needs to talk to their OWN children at a young age and keep talking and empowering the children to kiss ass back and fight off anyone who would dare touch them!

1696 days ago
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David Orbach    

Right, because so many of us "white folks" jumped to the defense of Gary Glitter. The reason that so few people really care is that there was nothing to the accusation. Read up on it. Pete was/is not a pedophile.

1696 days ago
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Master    

and janet jacksons .02 seconds of nipple was offensive?? make the half time show something that people under the age of 45 want to see.. or at least put some one on that does get goo-goo eyed over a 12 year old..

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