The Parents Television Council is livid that Britney Spears' cunningly titled "If U Seek Amy" is getting radio play, despite the fact that the title and lyrics essentially say "F-U-C-K Me." Parents in Australia first complained about the song's content, and now that the track has become the third single off Circus, American parents are lining up to demand radio stations cease playing the song between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. as it "violates the broadcast indecency law."
"There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it's certainly not about a girl named Amy," PTC president Tim Winter said. "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 PTC outcry, radio stations continue to play the track, as evidenced by its Number 92 debut on the Billboard Pop 100. A Jive-edited version of the song excises the "k" from "Seek," thus "If You See Amy" (which is pretty much still "F-U-C Me.") Some inventive DJs are throwing their own names over the "Me," so for instance when the chorus plays, it'll go "All the boys and all the girls are begging to if you seek George," etc.
Meanwhile, we're still trying to wrap our head around why a Parents Television Council would complain about what's on the radio. They should be more concerned with getting Bromance off the air than this Britney single. All the chatter around "Amy" hasn't stopped 107,000 people from buying the song digitally.
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