Cursing for a cause — f*** famine | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cursing for a cause — f*** famine

Posted By on Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Politico reports here that a group of celebrities, including former Baptist pastor Mike Huckabee, shouted a four-letter obscenity for cameras in a promotion to speak up against famine. Bleeps and labels to cover mouths obscure the actual word.

ONE, the Bono-founded organization, says:

In the PSA, our celebrity supporters shout out one four letter word that the majority of viewers will find offensive, in order to shine a light on something only a minority seems to be offended by. I know the tone is a bit rough for ONE — that’s no accident. If it feels like a punch in the face, then good — mission accomplished. It’s time for a wakeup call and here’s the alarm. Love it? Great. Hate it? OK. Just don’t ignore it.

I'm not sure I believe Huck did precisely as described. But if he did, and it contributed to action, well, fuck yes it's OK by me.

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