The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Miley Cyrus’ Fourth of July special on NBC violated the agency’s rules against broadcast profanity or indecency, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The investigation comes even though the special, “Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour,” only sparked three complaints.
According to TMZ.com, the complaints centered on Cyrus’ stripper costumes, as well as her grinding against a performer dressed as President Abraham Lincoln.
One parent complained that the rating — PG-13/TV-14 — allowed the show to get through his TV filter, writing, “I am offended, appalled and ready to start taking public action to remove this garbage from our television.”
Another complaint said the program, which aired July 6, was a “disturbing” show for a broadcast airing at 9 p.m. on a Sunday.
NBC declined to comment.
Miley Cyrus on her 2014 “Bangerz Tour”