The Rolling Stones on Tuesday denounced the decision by ABC to censor the
lyrics of two of the three songs they performed during Super Bowl halftime on
Sunday. In a statement released by spokeswoman Fran Curtis, the veteran rock
group called the decision "absolutely ridiculous and completely unnecessary."
On Monday ABC said that the band members were informed that Mick Jagger's
microphone would be cut off when he sang the controversial lyrics. An NFL
spokesman said Tuesday that the league wanted to "ensure family entertainment."
Curtis indicated that while the band may indeed have known about the plan, it
did not approve of it.