June 8th, 2010
11:48 AM ET
MTV awards shows have never had a reputation for clean language. But as critics have pointed out, Sunday night’s Movie Awards was more profane than usual.
According to THR, one reviewer caught over 100 swear words for the two-hour ceremony, with only some of them caught by the censors. It was so noticeable that "Twilight" star Peter Facinelli started his acceptance speech for the Best Movie award on behalf of the "New Moon" cast by saying, "I've never heard the word [expletive] used so many times in one evening," before proceeding to use the curse word as often as possible (except when thanking Stephenie Meyer, because she's Mormon).
As a result, the network has issued a statement of apology, “to those in our audience who were offended by any objectionable words that might have slipped by for the live airing.”
The Movie Awards, MTV said, “is a live televised event known for irreverent comedy and a party atmosphere where our guests speak more freely than they otherwise might. While we aired the live broadcast with a delay, we were unable to mute every word that some might find objectionable.”
Of course, the network added, “all of these words will be muted in subsequent airings.”
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