The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday (Jan. 10) regarding the constitutionality of a regulation that lets the FCC hands down stiff fines to radio stations and the major networks (but not cable) for profanity and nudity.
And rocker Steven Tyler has something to say about that. But it’s not what you think.
“There’s a certain charm and passion and magic in not showing full-frontal nudity,” Tyler tells the AP. “It’s really hot when you only show a little.”
He also says an occasional curse word (like he uttered a few times on “American Idol” last season, is not the same as the barrage of profanity that could come about if the regulation is deemed unconstitutional.
“If you start surfing channel to channel and you’re on NBC and it’s [expletive] and channel 4 and it’s [expletive] and channel 7 and it’s [expletive], it wouldn’t be fun to surf,” says Tyler.
Tyler also says the use of profanity lacks creativity and “turns it into something crass.” He then predicts that the U.S. Supreme Court will allow “certain words, and that’s that.”