Urge the NFL to stop hiring offensive entertainers

Sign on to our letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

February 6, 2012

The recent news headlines are full of articles about the NFL's offensive Super Bowl halftime show. By now, you know that an entertainer known as M.I.A. made an obscene hand gesture to over 100 million television viewers.

The NBC network failed to employ their delay mechanism designed to stop this kind of offensive content from airing, saying, "We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime. It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late."

Ultimately, the NFL is responsible for producing and approving the "talent" for the halftime show. Since M.I.A. has a long and sordid history of including obscene and provocative content in her music, the NFL should have seen the red flag when her name was first mentioned as a possible performer.

The NFL has apologized, but that's little consolation to children and parents. Unless the NFL makes changes to prevent future gaffes, an apology is little more than hollow words.  

I have written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, which outlines a few things the NFL can do to eliminate rogue performers from offending viewers and embarrassing the NFL. Please add your signature to mine now! 

I'm asking you to join me in signing this letter. My goal is to get at least 100,000 signatures before February 29. I will mail it on March 1, 2012. That will give Commissioner Goodell plenty of time to secure wholesome, family-friendly entertainers for the 2013 Super Bowl.

Take Action Now  Please add your signature to mine now!