Friday, February 09, 2007

Prince vs. the FCC or a non-story?

Is this the real deal?
In the sensitive post-wardrobe malfunction world, some are questioning whether a guitar was just a guitar during Prince's Super Bowl halftime show.

Prince's acclaimed performance included a guitar solo during the "Purple Rain" segment of his medley in which his shadow was projected onto a large, flowing beige sheet. As the 48-year-old rock star let rip, the silhouette cast by his figure and his guitar (shaped like the singer's symbol) had phallic connotations for some.

A number of bloggers have decried "Malfunction!" — including Sam Anderson at New York magazine's Daily Intelligencer. Daily News television critic David Bianculli called it "a rude-looking shadow show" that "looked embarrassingly rude, crude and unfortunately placed."
A post-wardrobe malfunction world. What the hell is that supposed to mean? I don't know whether the author is being funny or ironic. I'd have to lean towards sarcasm, as I can't understand how a mainstream news organization can cover this with a straight face, even if it is a Fox affiliate.

This is causing moral outrage and consternation? I don't buy it. This is a non-story.

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