Did you catch the American Music Awards last week?
At the close of the show, Adam Lambert performed. The Lambert performance featured, among other things, simulated oral sex, suggestive crotch grabbing, simulated digital penetration, sadomasochistic conduct, and homosexual open-mouth kissing. The Lambert performance was obscene. Broadcasting obscene or indecent conduct is prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 1464 and 47 C.F.R. § 73.3999.
ABC and the other mainstream broadcasters should learn their lesson. Anytime they intend to broadcast the performing arts, the networks should permit Liberty Counsel to choreograph the performances, deciding who kisses whom, after a thorough vetting of the artists for sexual preference. Yes, at least that’d be a better use of time than drafting this letter.
As a parent, I try to remain objective about these concerns. But really. It’s called a remote control — please use it on your television, not mine. Kudos to Marc Randazza and his “2009 ABA Journal Blawg 100″ contender, The Legal Satyricon, for the link. You can vote for Marc’s blawg here.