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Parents Org.

NBC 'Enabled' Offensive

Super Bowl Halftime Show

2/6/2012 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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A powerful parents TV watchdog claims NBC failed the American public by "enabling" M.I.A. to flip off the camera during the Super Bowl halftime show yesterday ... and now the group is demanding punishment.

The Parents Television Council has released a statement on the incident ... saying, "It is unfortunate that a spectacular sporting event was overshadowed once again by broadcasting the selfish acts of a desperate performer."

The PTC claims NBC and the NFL knew full well what could happen ... especially because they chose a lineup filled with "performers who have based their careers on shock profanity and titillation."

The PTC also rips NBC for failing to block the image from broadcast ... especially since Janet Jackson's nipplegate incident on CBS 8 years ago.

The group is NOT asking for an apology -- insisting one would simply "[ring] hollow after yet another slap in the face to families."

Instead, the group wants ACTION -- saying, "Either the NFL and NBC will take immediate steps to hold those accountable for this offensive material in front of a hundred million Americans, or they will feebly sit back and do nothing."

It's POSSIBLE the NFL and NBC had a contract with M.I.A. ... in which she would have to pay a fine if she pulled any offensive shenanigans ... but so far, it's unclear if she made that agreement.

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URSilly    

Hit her in her pocket book, so it sinks in, that on National TV during prime time you have to behave yourself and act like a lady and a TRUE performer.

937 days ago
2.

Mikey    

She looks like she never showers.

937 days ago
3.

Jennyy    

Only in the land of the free and the home of the brave...........

937 days ago
4.

grumpiestoldman    

The NFL had to know it was hiring a hag with disgusting friends. Of course they would do something disgusting. And she lip synced. What a tragic mess.

937 days ago
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UPYOURS    

She doesn't know how to act like a lady, she did it to get talked about. Worked for Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake.

937 days ago
6.

penny    

When will we stop allowing these thugs with fancy costumes to jump around, grab themselves, give us the finger and call it entertainment. No one has any class anymore. People seem to idolize "Trash"

937 days ago
7.

Mikey    

Hey MIA - the 1970's are over. #IndiaStuckInThe70's

937 days ago
8.

Mary    

These watchdogs viewed the show just hoping to find something to bitch about. Hopefully, as dutiful parents, they knew enough to either put the kids to bed, or change the damn channel!

937 days ago
9.

Teresa    

what do you expect when you hire no class trash????

937 days ago
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Teresa    

what do you expect when you hire no class trash????

937 days ago
11.

Umm ok...    

FINE HER!! The football players can be fined for poor sportsmanship and the half-time performers should be no different. FINE HER ONE MILLION $$$ and donate the money to charity!

937 days ago
12.

ThirdFromTheLeft    

Thank god for the PTC!
We all know the middle finger is just a gateway finger, for far, far worse fingers.

937 days ago
13.

SpeakTheWord    

Mary your a dumbaZZ ,,,

937 days ago
14.

janja    

when they hired a low class person like madonna did they really think she would bring or even know anyone with class?

937 days ago
15.

Heeli    

Seit Ihr AMis prüde. Ein Stinkefinger ist nix schlimmes. Schlimmer ist die Uralte Madonna...diese Photoshop-Möchtegern-Junge-Kuh.

937 days ago
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