Fox censors Sally Field in US telecast of Emmys
RAW STORY Published: Monday September 17, 2007
Fox US producers of Sunday’s Emmy telecast censored best drama actress winner Sally Field Sunday evening after she veered off into a remark criticizing the US invasion of Iraq.
“If mothers ruled the world, there wouldn’t be any god -” she said when the sound went dead and the camera suddenly turned away from the stage so viewers would be distracted. Chopped off were the words “god-damned wars in the first place.” According to the LA Times, the phrase was not censored in the Canadian telecast.)
Technically, the use of “goddamn” is not profane, according to a 2003 FCC ruling regarding Bono’s use of “goddamn” at the 2003 Golden Globes.
Well they showed their true colors there didn’t they. Red, white, and blue … my ass!