Should the "N Word" be censored on TV ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Dec 12, 2007.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Should the "N Word" be censored on TV ? For example I have seen several TV stations take a different approach to this. The Chapelle Show had been airing on the WB 11 after 12 AM on Saturday and all uses of the obscenity are censored where as on Commedy central during prime TV there is no censor of the word at all.
  2. Asa Samuel

    Asa Samuel Guest

    Apr 9, 2007
    Cornwall, UK.
    I don't think it should.
  3. It should be censored everywhere for everyone *OR* nowhere at all. I believe the latter is more appropriate.
  4. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    No, but that is because I am against most forms of censorship. Although the N word is very negative and powerful, I don't believe it should be censored, and other epithets and/or swears allowed.
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    WB is broadcast, Comedy Central is cable. Different settings - that's why it's censored on the WB.
  6. Atoz

    Atoz Guest

    Dec 15, 2005
    Millcreek Township, UT
  7. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    No, let it fly. I hate hearing things bleeped out :eyebrow:
  8. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Let's just get it out in the open... Nylon! There! I said it and I'm glad!
  9. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    hm.. I'd have to disagree with you all and say yes.

    It is a very offensive word to everyone. I'm white, and I'm extremely offended when somebody says it.

    it's really better to ignore the word so it might not be so prevelant
  10. It is usually used either to display intense emotion, show historical accuracy or in jokes by Dave Chappelle. When censored it really does remove a lot from the piece.

    However if it is unscripted and is purely for offensive means... well, that just shouldnt be on TV in the first place.
  11. middy


    Mar 14, 2007
    Nope. But I'm not much on censorship in general.
  12. MyUsernameHere

    MyUsernameHere ?????????????

    Nov 3, 2007
    Lexington KY
    Someone using it to offend people will rightly be viewed as a moron by the audience. Someone using it for comedic purposes will either be considered funny or not.
    The world would be a far better place if people quit bitching, got out of everyone else's business and realized that they have no god given right never to be subjected to anything and everything that might possibly offend them.
  13. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    Only if you're visibly from any minority apparently , or , white .

    Context , as a matter of course , is not taught at censorship college.
  14. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Yeah, I'm not one for censorship. But that doesn't mean I wanna hear the word at the end of every sentence.
  15. The N word gets blown out of proportion because of our national guilt about slavery.

    IMO if the channel wants to say it then they should go ahead, or edit it if they want, but the government doesn't have the right to tell the channels they can't. (not sure if this is the case now?)
  16. No, I stand that a word is harmless unless inflicted in a negative way.
  17. CapeBass

    CapeBass Guest

    Ban all offensive words or none of them, picking and choosing will only offend others providing there are words that will offend them, that have not been banned.
  18. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Yeah, it should. I don't like hearing no matter if a white guy or black guy is saying it.

  19. But should something be banned just because you don't like it? Kinda contradicts everything this country was founded on. (I assume this is a US-based question)
  20. Jonny B

    Jonny B Guest

    Nov 5, 2006
    Censorship ******* sucks.