Swearing On The Radio Is Fine If It’s In Italian?

A Toronto radio station airs a promotional spot full of obscenities. The uptight Canadian Broadcast Standards Council rules that the spot was okay. “Yes, the content was ‘coarse, crass, vulgar’ and ‘very much on the edge of acceptability,’ but it didn’t violate the code of ethics subscribed to by private broadcasters. Moreover, KISS’s defence was ‘entirely plausible,’ the CBSC ruled. The standards council went on to say it was ‘comforted by the fact that fewer people [were likely to have been] offended by the coarseness of the language’ since the comments were made in Italian.”