Apparently, urine consumption is not fit for the eyes of young viewers, according to the Parent Television Council, a non-profit watchdog group that goes on the warpath any time anyone does anything slightly risqué on television.
The PTC issued a press release on Monday, alerting the public of the "disgusting, vile content" on Ke$ha's show. But they're not just disgusted with Ke$ha, they're outraged by the entire cable TV industry and their practice of bundling channels.
“Before critics say that parents can just 'change the channel,’ they miss the larger point. It is an outrage that this kind of disgusting, vile content is being subsidized by each and every cable subscriber," the PTC says in a statement. "We should all have the ability to choose and pay for only the channels we want to watch, but the cable industry won’t let that happen without a fight."
As for Ke$ha, she's learned from her poor choices. "I'm not good at saying 'no' so I just figure, f--k it, I'll try anything once," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "So I tried it, I wouldn't recommend it. It was pretty gross."
We don't know for sure, but we're betting Ke$ha is thrilled by the whole controversy. Despite the fact she's had several pop hits, she's got the spirit of a rock rebel rouser at heart. She's had Iggy Pop guest on her "Dirty Love"; and the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne is on "Past Lives," featured on the deluxe edition of Warrior. This came after she appeared on the Lips' 2012 track "You Must Be Upgraded" with Biz Markie, and on another Lips collaboration called "You Control My Heart." She was also featured on Alice Cooper's "What Baby Wants."
We suggest Ke$ha take advantage of this publicity now. Get Patti Smith on the phone, book some studio time and make a video update of Patti's "Piss Factory," pronto. We're sure the PTC won't approve.
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