“The MTV Movie Awards is a live televised event known for irreverent comedy and a party atmosphere where our guests speak more freely than they otherwise might. While we aired the live broadcast with a delay, we were unable to mute every word that some might find objectionable. All of these words will be muted in subsequent airings. We sincerely apologize to those in our audience who were offended by any objectionable words that might have slipped by for the live airing.”
Also, the show attracted 4.6 million viewers, representing a 13 percent drop from 2009’s telecast. Perhaps viewers were turned off by last year’s Bruno-Eminem stunt … or they wisely just wanted to avoid the one-two punch of “California Gurls” and Twilight mania.
MTV apologizes for Movie Awards swearing [Live Feed/HR]