WORST: The Sounds of Silence
It happens every year: The network censors rip a great performance to shreds just to avoid the tiniest possibility of some sensitive ear encountering a naughty syllable. They started early last night, cutting out a few crucial seconds of Beyoncé's incredible opening performance — but the bleep-happy crew didn't really get going until Kendrick Lamar took the stage later on. They leaned so hard on the mute button, they practically broke it. What are they so afraid of? That someone out there in America might accidentally hear the word "fuck" late at night and the world would suddenly come crashing to an end? Thanks to the puritanical prigs at the FCC, one of the night's highest peaks was taken down a peg.