The Virginia-based organization, which has previously gone after such programs as “Friends” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” for content they find objectionable, ripped the network for adding the shock jock to the talent show.
“In an act of desperation for a flailing network, NBC has hired Howard Stern – a performer who is synonymous with shock, profanity and obscenity – as a judge on a prime-time talent competition,” the PTC says in a statement. “Whatever principles NBC had in the past, when the network was successful, have clearly gone out the window.”
Stern has no love for the PTC. During his Nov. 15 broadcast he called them a “phony group” and suggested they were simply using his name to raise funds for their organization.