LeBron James spoke to a crowd of 1.3 million people during the Cavs’ NBA Championship Parade. It was a long overdue championship for the city of Cleveland, and the parade was the best thing Cavs fans could’ve experienced.
During his speech, however, James let out a couple bad words, which made some fans uneasy.
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On Thursday, Adam Ferrise of Cleveland.com reported that two people have come out and filed complains to the FCC.
Two people filed complaints with the Federal Communications Commission regarding LeBron James’ profanity-laden speech during the rally at the Cavaliers’ championship parade.
The Louisville viewer wrote to the FCC and said:
“The station allowed Lebron James to repeatedly use profanity on live TV… Thousands and thousands of families were watching the broadcast. Countless children listened to him talk like a drunken sailor. This is completely irresponsible of the network to allow this kind of language on live TV!”
The Cuyahoga Falls viewer wrote:
“I’m very proud of the Cavaliers winning the finals. Happy, fun day in Cleveland OH! But then Lebron got up to speak at the televised rally, and the whole speech reeked of profanity. On live tv – many channels, on live radio broadcasts, in front of a live 1 .3 million audience of fans, including many children. Was so uncalled for!!”
After the incident, Cleveland.com was told that this issue was currently being looking into and that there was no guarantee that the complaint meant an automatic violation.
“The commission reviews complaints and can open an investigation to determine if a violation occurred. If that happens, they request the video from the TV or radio stations that aired the material. The FCC defines profane material as language that is so highly offensive that its mere utterance in the context presented may, in legal terms, amount to a nuisance.”
The FCC is still determining where it will go with this incident. However you look at it, you can rest easy knowing the championship is at home in Cleveland and not going anywhere.