The NFL’s attempt at an apology was at best half-hearted, at worst half-azzed, because they blamed NBC for the incident without taking on any responsibility of their own for the choice of the entertainment for the show.
From the NFL:
“There was a failure in NBC’s delay system, the obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans.”
In what is fast becoming a game of not musical chairs, but musical blame, NBC responded mere minutes ago with a newly revised statement, pointing the finger back at the NFL.
“The NFL hired the talent and produced the halftime show. Our system was late to obscure the inappropriate gesture and we apologize to our viewers. There was a failure in NBC’s delay system. The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans.”
Stay tuned, this will get more interesting. There’s talk about the FCC fining someone for the offense, and that likely would be NBC. NBC will be quick to blame someone else, perhaps the singer, or perhaps the NFL who arranged the performance. It’s not over yet.
Like what you have read? Give Whodatdish.com props by liking us on facebook, become a follower on twitter, or grab our RSS feed. Prefer an application? Apple users can download WDD’s free app here, and Android lover’s can get the free app here.