FOX Apologizes For The On-Air Dong

By | December 8, 2008

Just a quick update to the “exposing” post earlier today in which Fox accidentally aired Visanthe Shiancoe’s nether region. The network has issues an apology and here is their statement via the Star Tribune….

Shiancoe was inadvertently shown naked on television while a FOX camera crew taped owner Zygi Wilf’s presentation of the game ball to coach Brad Childress’ 19-year-old son Andrew, who is joining the Marine Corps on Monday.

Shiancoe was standing behind and to the side of Wilf with a towel partly covering his body. But not completely.

“It obviously was an oversight on our part and we apologize,” said FOX Sports vice president of Communications Dan Bell.

Well that was short wasn’t it? I guess you don’t really have to draw out a lengthy apology when it comes to on-air nekkidness though. – awfulan

Related news:

Janet Jackson, Justin TimberlakeCourt tosses FCC ‘wardrobe malfunction’ fine

Among the most notorious on-screen gaffes ever, Janet Jackson’s breast-baring “wardrobe malfunction” on CBS during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show drew a $550,000 indecency fine from the Federal Communications Commission. Now a federal appeals court has thrown it out.

A panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the FCC “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” in issuing the fine for the fleeting image of nudity, which it noted lasted just over half a second. An estimated 90 million people watching the Super Bowl heard Justin Timberlake sing, “Gonna have you naked by the end of this song,” as he reached for Jackson’s bustier.

The court said the FCC deviated from its nearly 30-year practice of fining indecent broadcast programming only when it was so “pervasive as to amount to ’shock treatment’ for the audience.” – msnbc

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