Since When is “Cock ” a Bad Thing?

NEW YORK (AP) — They may not have flashed any body parts — except for Mick Jagger’s well-toned stomach — but the Rolling Stones made ABC glad it imposed a five-second tape delay on the Super Bowl halftime show.

Two sexually explicit lyrics were excised from the rock legends’ performance Sunday. The only song to avoid the editor was (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, a 41-year-old song about sexual frustration.

In Start Me Up, ABC’s editors silenced one word, a reference to a woman’s sexual sway over a dead man. The lyrics for Rough Justice included a synonym for rooster that the network also deemed worth cutting out.

That would be:

You, you make a dead man come – Start me up

and

One time you were my baby chicken
Now you’ve grown into a fox
Once upon a time I was your little rooster
But am I just one of your cocks

Rough Justice

 

Ooooh, scary., Especially the second one, which was the ABC/XL theme since the preseason.

 

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