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CBS Apologizes for OutKast's Grammy Performance
AP via Fox News ^ | Friday, February 13, 2004 | AP

Posted on 02/13/2004 11:40:02 PM PST by Redcloak

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:38:59 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

ALBUQUERQUE  — CBS apologized Friday to American Indians angered by OutKast's (search) Grammy Awards performance, which featured feathers and war paint.

"We are very sorry if anyone was offended," said Nancy Carr, a CBS spokeswoman in Los Angeles.

As the final act of Sunday's Grammy telecast, OutKast's Andre "3000" Benjamin and several dancers swirled wildly around a green teepee as he sang "Hey Ya!" (search) Costumes included war paint, feathers and fringe.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: americanindians; apology; cbs; grammys; pcpolice; politicallycorrect; ruffledfeathers; ruoffended
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I saw the whole thing. And to make matter worse, both of Andre's nipples were showing! (Though I couldn't tell if anyone had a nipple shield.) Ya gotta feel sorry for those CBS execs. They can't seem to do anything right these days. It's a neverending nightmare of nipples and feathers.
1 posted on 02/13/2004 11:40:03 PM PST by Redcloak
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To: Redcloak
this just in...CBS apologizes for broadcasting in February 2004.

story developing.
2 posted on 02/13/2004 11:43:39 PM PST by bigghurtt (Vote YES on "wardrobe malfunctions" at Ann Coulter appearances.)
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To: Redcloak
Bee was particularly angered that the dancers who accompanied Andre wore feathers, a sacred symbol for American Indians.

they should boycot animal planet, too, then, I'm always seeing feathers on there.

3 posted on 02/13/2004 11:44:37 PM PST by bigghurtt (Vote YES on "wardrobe malfunctions" at Ann Coulter appearances.)
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To: bigghurtt
Don't show them an old picture of Liberace with a feather boa.
4 posted on 02/13/2004 11:50:06 PM PST by Redcloak (This tag line is for external use only. Discontinue if a rash develops. Induce vomiting if swallowed)
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Let's just hope that the Village People never get nominated for a Grammy - they may have to make their "native American" character stay home!
5 posted on 02/13/2004 11:50:54 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: Redcloak
and yet the ratings are good. This means more of the same.
6 posted on 02/13/2004 11:52:02 PM PST by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: bigghurtt
FOFL!!
7 posted on 02/13/2004 11:53:42 PM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
The scary thing is that one day, Village People will get a "Lifetime Achievement" award. Sure, it'll be during a slow year, but it will happen.
8 posted on 02/13/2004 11:53:50 PM PST by Redcloak (This tag line is for external use only. Discontinue if a rash develops. Induce vomiting if swallowed)
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To: Redcloak
Bad Reagan movie full of lies and hate speech...knowing they approved a sex filled and in your face Super Bowl halftime show...and now more apologies for the Grammy's.

Wake up people. This is the new publicity machine. Present the "horrible behavior" everyone complains about and then "apologize" to get more press and viewers to see "what they will show up and apologize for next"!

What a crock.

Folks, just stop watching them and stop talking about them. Then write, e-mail or call every sponser they have and tell them you are going to stop spending money with them.
9 posted on 02/13/2004 11:53:53 PM PST by Fledermaus (Democrats are just not capable of defending our nation's security. It's that simple!)
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with all due respect to freepers, if Outkast wore a t-shirt that said "Kerry in 2004" we would have been offended and boycotted him and CBS. i think it is ok for native americans to be a bit tussled by this.
10 posted on 02/13/2004 11:57:17 PM PST by thefactor
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To: Redcloak
"'I told my wife who was sitting beside me, `Somebody is going to be (angry) about this,"' he said."


This should be the new tagline for the PC movement: If one person has hurt feelings that's one too many--be PC!
11 posted on 02/13/2004 11:59:03 PM PST by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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12 posted on 02/13/2004 11:59:04 PM PST by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: thefactor
I remember thinking at the time that someone would be getting their knickers... um... loincloth on a bunch over the performance. I wonder if the CBS execs were worried about being labled "anti-Black" if they had voiced any objection to OutKast's idea for their staging.
13 posted on 02/14/2004 12:01:37 AM PST by Redcloak (This tag line is for external use only. Discontinue if a rash develops. Induce vomiting if swallowed)
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"Quick, Kemosabe, shake it like a Polaroid picture!"
14 posted on 02/14/2004 12:02:59 AM PST by Redcloak (This tag line is for external use only. Discontinue if a rash develops. Induce vomiting if swallowed)
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To: bigghurtt
this just in...CBS apologizes for broadcasting in February 2004.

When is CBS going to apologize for Dan Rather?

15 posted on 02/14/2004 12:03:36 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: Redcloak
I suppose if I was a Native-American who detested public displays of nudity, hated left-wing bias in news reporting and thought Ronald Reagan was the best president of the 20th Century, SeeBS would certainly be on my sh!tlist by now.
16 posted on 02/14/2004 12:04:18 AM PST by Tall_Texan (Some day I'll have a rock-hard body - once rigor mortis sets in.)
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When is CBS going to apologize for Dan Rather?

I don't know, but I hope when they do, it's not for an exposed Danboobie.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!

17 posted on 02/14/2004 12:05:14 AM PST by bigghurtt (Vote YES on "wardrobe malfunctions" at Ann Coulter appearances.)
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Dan has a nipple shield?
18 posted on 02/14/2004 12:06:27 AM PST by Redcloak (This tag line is for external use only. Discontinue if a rash develops. Induce vomiting if swallowed)
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And you would be exactly right. They are on my list...
19 posted on 02/14/2004 12:15:36 AM PST by kenth (This is not a tagline. You, sir, are hallucinating.)
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To: RWR8189
You know, that picture just rams it home doesn't it?

The Lone Ranger could probably not be made today.

20 posted on 02/14/2004 12:15:53 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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