Thanks to NightHeron for catching this piece of absurdity. The FCC's slapped ABC with a hefty fine for a re-run of an old NYPD Blue ep which shows a lady's tush. Apparently buttocks are a sex organ AND an excretory organ.
Huh. I never thought of it that way, but now that I'm thinking...that's kind of hot! Maybe next time I spank someone I oughtta tell 'em to hoist their excretory organ in the air. Ooh, so dirty.
Nude Buttocks May Cost ABC $1.4 Million
FCC's definition of indecent content requires that the broadcast "depicts or describes sexual or excretory activities" in a "patently offensive way" and is aired between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
The agency said the show was indecent because "it depicts sexual organs and excretory organs - specifically an adult woman's buttocks."
The agency rejected the network's argument that "the buttocks are not a sexual organ."
NightHeron comments: An interesting paradox. Aside from the sheer stupidity of the the charges, there is the question: even though the ass can be used or viewed sexually, is it a "sex organ"?