On Monday, we demanded an apology from Mayor Nutter for turning our 4th of July festivities into a family-unfriendly event filled with f-bombs and penis jokes. And then he apologized.
“I am very sorry for anyone who could’ve been offended,” Nutter said at City Hall on Monday afternoon, reports the Inquirer.
That was certainly better than his “apology” last week, when he basically told prudish parents to take a bathroom or hot dog break during the more vulgar parts of songs.
But then Nutter also implicated TV station 6 ABC in the disaster, saying that they censored parts of songs where there actually wasn’t any cursing, making it seem like there was more cursing than there was. That may have been true some of the time, but certainly not all. I know, because in addition to watching 6 ABC, I was also watching and listening to an uncensored feed.
Nutter’s staff “investigated” the matter and cited only one song where Nicki Minaj actually used any “inappropriate language.” That song was “Yasss Bish,” which Nutter says Minaj’s people wrote on the song list as “Yes, Chick, Yes.” Guess no one in the mayor’s office knows how to use Google.
But the truth is that there was more “inappropriate language” than that. I defy Mayor Nutter and his staff to watch the following and tell me that Minaj didn’t unleash her potty mouth here, too.
Thanks for the apology, Mayor Nutter. But we’ll see if you are truly sorry next year when we do this all over again.
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