LOS ANGELES (November 11, 2013) – The Parents Television Council praised MTV for editing out apparent drug use from its U.S. broadcast of the European Music Awards last evening.
Performer Miley Cyrus was shown to be smoking what appeared to be marijuana during her acceptance speech in the European broadcast, but MTV heavily edited this scene for the American audience.
“Last night MTV made a responsible decision and they executed it perfectly. It is unclear whether MTV’s actions suggest stricter content
guidelines for its TV-14 programming, or whether this is just an example of the old saying that ‘even a broken clock is right twice each day.’
We certainly hope it is the former. We applaud MTV for taking responsible actions to eliminate the drug use from its U.S. broadcast, and we urge them to
make that a uniform policy for all of its programming,” said PTC President Tim Winter.