CBS calls Marcus’ penis “virtually undetectable”

The constantly offended assholes at the Parents Television Council have complained to the FCC about the brief, accidental nudity on last week’s Survivor Gabon episode, in which Marcus’ genitalia was briefly visible during a challenge.

Citing the the accidentally broadcast of Libra’s “fuck” on Big Brother 10, the PTC says in a press release that “CBS has once again decided to violate the public trust,” and calls the flash “shocking and purposeful.” Because seeing a human body part will forever destroy their souls and the souls of the precious, innocent children who happen to be Googling about penises, the PTC wants an apology and for CBS to hunt down the person who dared let this happen. People: It’s a penis, and it’s only shocking to those people who don’t get to see one regularly, either their own or someone else’s.

The funniest part about this is the (apparently inadvertent) criticism from CBS in its official response:

“This was a completely unintentional, inadvertent and fleeting incident that was virtually undetectable when viewed in real time. In the first 24 hours after the broadcast, before freeze-frame images were widely posted online, we received one viewer comment from the 13 million who watched the telecast.”

The “inadvertent and fleeting” is a response to court decisions that say “fleeting” moments on television are not obscene. Calling Marcus’ penis “virtually undetectable” is just ironic and funny.

PTC Blasts CBS for Nudity on ‘Survivor’ Premiere [Parents Television Council]

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