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TV producers blasted by parents watchdog for Nicki Minaj incident
Good Morning America producers have come
under fire from a parents watchdog group after failing to prevent
the broadcast of Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction during the
rapper's live performance on Friday (05Aug11).
The Moment 4 Life hitmaker was left red-faced
after her bra top slipped down while onstage in New York's Central
Park, revealing her left nipple to audience members and TV viewers
Minaj's nip slip initially went unnoticed by
producers of the breakfast show, but they managed to catch the
incident just before the star fully exposed her breast as she
jumped around singing her latest single, Where Dem Girls At.
GMA bosses momentarily blocked the TV footage
by putting up a blank gray screen as Minaj adjusted herself, and
network executives at ABC have since apologized for the
An ABC spokesperson tells TMZ, "Although we
had a five-second delay in place for the Nicki Minaj concert on
GMA, the live East Coast feed of the concert regrettably included
certain fleeting images of the performer that were taken out of
later feeds of the broadcast in other time zones.
"We are sorry that this occurred."
But the statement is not enough for activists
from the Parents Television Council and they are demanding TV
bosses make the short delay standard practise for any live show to
prevent any future explicit images slipping through.
Tim Winter, president of the watchdog group,
says, "For the umpteenth time in recent memory a morning news show
has included inappropriate content for children and families.
Instead of asking for forgiveness, they need to stop apologising
and implement the five second delay that so many Americans have
been calling for."