Parents' Group Outraged Over Risqué Spears Tune
The Parents Television Council is urging radio stations not to play Britney Spears' third single, "If U Seek Amy" during daytime hours due to the song's racy content and title. (Say it quickly and you'll get it.) By playing the cunningly titled tune between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., radio stations "would violate the broadcast indecency law," Tim Winter, PTC president, says, according to the Associated Press. "There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it's certainly not about a girl named Amy," he says. "It's one thing for a song with these lyrics to be included on a CD so that fans who wish to hear it can do so, but it's an entirely different matter when this song is played over the publicly owned airwaves, especially at a time when children are likely to be in the listening audience."
Despite the objections, stations have not ceased playing the track. "If U Seek Amy" currently stands at No. 92 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart and has sold 107,000 digital copies. A family-friendly version, edited by Spears' label, Jive Records, removes the "K" from "Seek" and is played by numerous affiliates. "We're confident the version of the song we air is not crossing any lines," program director Tommy Chuck at WFLZ-Tampa, Fla. told Billboard.com.
What do you think of the song? Is "Amy" too indecent for daylight hours?