Two recent clips from “Family Feud” have gone viral — and they’ve also drawn some criticism for the show. Both clips were posted online by the show, and both feature racy content.
Racy enough to draw fire from critics who say the show is supposed to be family-friendly.
Celebrity Cafe reports: “Earlier this month, one family was asked, ‘What’s the last thing you stuck your finger in?’ That seemed like an innocent enough question until contestant Kevin answered, ‘My wife.’ Host Steve Harvey thought it was the best answer ever, but Kevin’s wife Ryan looked a little embarrassed.”
About a week and a half went by before the next awkward video clip surfaced. This time the question concerned the first part of a woman a man touched to get her in the mood, with contestant Larry giving an answer that horrified his family. (You can see the clip below.)
The host and a number of other people on the show burst out in laughter, but not all observers think the latest trend is funny. Some commenters responding to a People story about the “my wife” incident were sharply critical of the show.
“This used to be a good family show,” one commenter wrote. “Every question now is phrased so the contestants will say something that is construed as nasty. I hate the show now.”
Wrote another: “Stopped watching a long time ago. The questions are too risque and the answers are sometimes downright vulgar. … John O’Hurley was my favorite host and I don’t remember the questions and/or answers being raunchy during his time there. Clean it up, Family Feud. You are losing viewers.”
FoxNews.com quotes Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center, saying the recent, more risque, moments on “Family Feud” are part of a broader trend in which sexual content is becoming more commonplace on TV.
Gainor told the website: “I think what has changed is that Hollywood has so undermined and coarsened our culture, that these answers have become the norm. … Sex acts many Americans had never even heard of are now typical dialogue. Shows like ‘Scream Queens’ and ‘Scandal’ are trying to see how far they can go. And TV is always trying to go further.”
Here’s the latest awkward moment posted by the show: