When Twilight/Nurse Jackie actor Peter Facinelli took the stage at last night’s MTV Movie Awards to accept the vampire film’s award for best movie, he dropped a truly alarming number of f-bombs — and caught the poor exhausted censor off-guard. Thus, the presumably virgin ears of those watching the MTV Movie Awards — consistently a bastion of prudish propriety on a cable channel whose finest moments tend to involve same-sex lip-locks, binge drinking, and/or naked people – were totally scathed by the profanity. Horror, naturally, abounded.
Today, Facinelli sent EW.com the following statement: “My acceptance speech was meant as a satirical commentary to poke fun at the record breaking number of f-bombs dropped during the show. Secretly, I hope that David Mamet tuned in last night in case he’s prepping a revival of Glengarry Glen Ross.”
MTV’s statement read as follows: “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.”
Come back tomorrow when we print apologetic caveats regarding Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson’s decision to “rock out together,” as well as retract Betty White’s clearly erroneous statement that her ovaries have been declared historical treasures.