Skip to comments.Singer Curses at Inaugural Youth Concert
Posted on 01/19/2005 4:01:28 AM PST by Happy2BMe
WASHINGTON (AP) - You might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came Tuesday at a youth concert with hundreds of preteen Hilary Duff fans in the audience.
No nudity was involved, but the Vince Neil-style profanity probably didn't win rock band Fuel any fans at the Federal Communications Commission, nor from the parents at the concert. Now the Pennsylvania band is just hoping the concert, "America's Future Rocks Today," wasn't aired live.
Borrowing a word from Motley Crue's Neil, the lead singer of Fuel proclaimed, "Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world." Brett Scallions followed with a quick apology of "excuse my language."
The FCC is investigating Neil's wish to band mate Tommy Lee for a "Happy ----ing New Year," which aired live on NBC on New Year's Eve.
The outburst was one of the most interesting moments of Tuesday's concert, hosted by Bush twins Jenna and Barbara, who were in the audience but did not come on stage.
Duff was the headliner at the half-full, D.C. Armory concert, which paid tribute to youth volunteerism and community service. Duff, who performed in a black sequin top, rolled-up jeans and sneakers, warmed up the crowd for the president and first lady Laura Bush.
"My call to you all is that as you enjoy the great freedoms of America and as you enjoy yourself at this inauguration, I hope you take away the lesson of helping somebody in need," said Bush, who arrived toward the end of the concert after Scallions' remark. "And when you do, it will not only make our country a better place, it will lift up your own spirit."
Other performers included 2003 "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard, pop singer JoJo and the band, 3 Doors Down. Also appearing were former football player Jason Sehorn, actor Stephen Baldwin, who rode a skateboard onto the stage, and "Access Hollywood's" Nancy O'Dell, who co-hosts the entertainment show with Billy Bush, whose father, Jonathan, is the brother of former President George H.W. Bush.
A crowd favorite, besides Duff, was singer-songwriter Ryan Cabrera, a Dallas native who whipped up the audience with his jams on the guitar and the drums. Cabrera, 20, said his last trip to Washington was in the seventh grade on a field trip. "I lost my contact lens in the Capitol," he told the audience, urging them to keep an eye out for it.
It all started in 1964 when the USSC had prayer removed from . .
Who approved that costume?
I think all this inaugeration hooplah is just too much. The President should be sworn in on the steps of the Capitol, and then walk to the White House, where he can have a nice party, and that's it.
Several years ago I heard one of my grandsons use the term..I heard it from a distance ..and he did slip in front of me ,too...I had a good talk with him..I just told him it was a habit and he had to cut it out..I haven't heard him say it in two years..
Let's all recall Whoopie Goldberg at the Kerry fundraiser..It is everywhere.
Nice pants /NOT
I dont know when it started but todays youth is the foulest mouthed generation ever. They curse so often they dont even realise they are doing it. My theory is that they hear it in so many movies its become a part of their language.
Remember when the censors cried because Clark Gable said Scarlett I dont give a Damn? Now every other word in some movies is the F word. DeNiro is probably the worst but many others are almost as bad. The mouths on young girls today will curl your hair.
I think a large bag of tomatoes and ripe fruit will have to be carried tothese "concerts", or jusy booo them till they leave.!!
I would have thought you'd be quite happy to have a band saying that they loved America. I'm sure you'd be very upset if he came on and starting attacking the US.
You wouldn't get a band in the UK praising their country on stage, so you should make the most of it. Patriotism comes in many forms.
Charlie Daniels said it right...It's not a rag it's a flag, and we don't wear it on our heads (or our legs).
"Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world."
I have to agree with the sentiment.
I don't think they even know it is cursing, or that there is anything wrong with it, and even if they do, they are so disrespectful that they don't care.
I'm not buying it.
I have a good relationship with him..That helped!
Kid Rock gets blocked out of this concert, but you still can't get away from this profanity.
"I have to agree with the sentiment."
Me too... Too bad he had to use the F-word though. Cussing is appropriate when you smash your finger with a hammer, not on stage in front of a crowd celebrating the inauguration.
We say we want a civilized and considerate America. We objected to the 'wardrobe malfunction' at last year's Super Bowl. We deride John Kerry for using the 'F' word in a Rolling Stone interview. Isn't it hypocritical to accept the same kind of behavior from supposed 'patriots' on 'our' side?
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