28 May '12, 6am

Carlin's 7 Dirty Words Still Controversial After 40 Years | Care2 Causes

Carlin's 7 Dirty Words Still Controversial After 40 Years | Care2 Causes

In 1972, a young George Carlin first performed his “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television” routine, in which the comedian pointed out the hypocrisy of broadcast media. In the routine, Carlin wondered why certain words are censored even when they’re less objectionable than the concepts expressed by other “clean words” – saying he’d rather have a child exposed to a scene of two people making love than gratuitous violence. (Those readers who are unfamiliar with the monologue can listen to it here – it should go without saying that there’s generous amounts of profanity in the track.) Over the years, Carlin was arrested on obscenity charges several times for performing the routine. This came as no great shock to Carlin, who had seen his idol, Lenny Bruce, arrested for a similar show in 1962. But not even Carlin could have suspected that his joke would be the subject of an...

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