Parents council pulls up ABC for airing 'obscene' lyric during 'Live8'

MUMBAI: The Parents Television Council of the US has lodged an indecency complaint over ABC's Live8 coverage, which it telecast on 2 July.

The PTC has alleged that the ABC broadcast didn't edit the F-word out of The Who's performance of Who Are You. The line which has come under fire now is the lyric who the f**k are you,.

The line has been aired countless times in its unedited form on radio stations across the nation since its release in 1978, say reports. But PTC's argument is that, in television, the impact it would create is far more serious.

In response, ABC has issued a statement saying, "Unfortunately, one inappropriate phrase sung by one performer was initially missed and made it into the East Coast network feed. It was subsequently edited out of the West Coast feed."

The Live 8 concert was a worldwide event designed to bring attention to the growing conditions of extreme poverty and debt facing much of Africa.

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