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Parents Television Council Not Happy With Tom Hanks F-Bomb

Tom Hanks dropped an f-bomb on “Good Morning America” this week and the Parents Television Council isn’t happy about it.

On Friday morning, Hanks appeared to promote his new movie “Cloud Atlas” and anchor Elizabeth Vargas asked if the actor was good at doing a British accent. Hanks responded that his skills were limited.

“Mostly, it’s swear words,” he remarked. Vargas gave him the go-ahead to demonstrate and as he spoke, the f-word flew out his mouth. Hanks and Vargas immediately reacted by covering their mouths and Vargas subsequently apologized. “We are so sorry, ‘Good Morning America’,” she said. Hanks also apologized on air.

“Man oh man, I’m sorry,” said Hanks. “I slipped into a brand of acting. I have never done that before. I want to apologize to the kids in America that are watching this right now, and let me say next time on the show there will be a seven-second delay.”

He also apologized on his Twitter page after the taping. “For GMA, spesh kowtow for Lizzie V for WHAT DID I JUST SAY??? Oops! In character! Sorry! Hanx” he tweeted.

ABC also released a statement on the matter and said the slip won’t appear on any subsequent airings. “This morning Tom Hanks accidentally used an expletive during a live interview on ‘GMA’ with Elizabeth Vargas. They both immediately apologized on air, and the show was corrected for the all subsequent feeds,” ABC said in their statement.

Despite the numerous apologies, the Parents Television Council doesn’t think this was an innocent mistake and released a statement of their own. “Once again, a morning news show has allowed the harshest profanity to be broadcast into every living room and breakfast table in the country,” said Dan Isett, director of public policy for the PTC. “This is just another in a long, sad string of similar instances where all of the major network morning shows have permitted this inappropriate and offensive content. These cannot and must not be dismissed as ‘mistakes,’ and it’s time for the networks to step up, take responsibility for what they broadcast, and ensure that this never happens again.”

In addition to dropping f-bombs, Hanks is also urging people to vote or he will make them drop their pants and paddle them. “You’ve got three weeks, and I’m standing by,” Hanks told MTV this week. “By the way, I’ve got connections to every one of the States’ voter registration rolls. If you’re 18 and you can vote and you don’t vote, bend over and drop them because you’re going to have red buttocks cheeks. I’m not just going to stop at 10 or 12. I’m really going to lay into you.”

This isn’t the first time he has threatened non-voters. He made the same threat two weeks ago. “If you don’t vote this year, I am going to come to your house and I’m gonna spank you right on the butt,” said Hanks. “Do you understand me? Nothing is more important. If you don’t vote — that’s right, if you don’t vote — Hanks is coming to your house to spank you on the butt.”

It looks like the occasional cuss word isn’t the only thing people have to worry about receiving from Hanks!

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16 thoughts on “Parents Television Council Not Happy With Tom Hanks F-Bomb

  1. Jennifer Scott says:

    PTC get over it. I'd love to place a couple of hidden mics in your home. I'm sure you all are no angels! He apologized not a second later. It was a slip. Let's focus more on all the great things Tom Hanks has and continues to do for children worldwide. And let's not forget how you all just adore that crazy lunatic Angelina. PTC speaks so highly of that chick who had no apprehensions of discussing and displaying her affections for Billy Bob. Tom's a good guy. He's human and a great dad!

  2. Everyone makes mistakes and Hanks is human too. If the kids didn't hear it there, they will hear it somewhere else.

  3. Uh oh…what will happen when they discover sex, drugs, war, crime, rock n roll… reality? PTC=PMRC? they really need something to do!

  4. Ptc. Get over it really……you have nothing better to do? And I am sure u are all so perfect I. Think not grow up its time geez worse things need to be dealt with

  5. Anonymous says:

    PTC sound like a bunch of uptight, holier than thou types who delight in making a big deal out of mistakes. There are plenty of actors and others in the public eye who do and say objectionable stuff on purpose. Go after them.

  6. Alex Torres says:

    Who is the f-ING PTC anyway?! They are probably the biggest potty mouths of all!!

  7. I think with all the other things going on in this world, and our private worlds, the F-word should be the least of our worries. I mean, fuck. Truth is, most kids are paying no attention to Good Morning America, unless some young pop sensation is on there. And some of that suggestive stuff is what I would be more concerned about. The word fuck, wont brainwash your child.

  8. Omg it was a mistake they both apologized get over it sheez!!!

  9. Mark McGarry says:

    They are the reason you don't have this kind of stuff on TV all the time. I will admit mistakes can happen but blame the right people tom and good morning America. Why shouldn't they receive a fine and a warning they blew it!

  10. Andrew Green says:

    Ptc seems like nazis hiding in sheeps clothing….go back to your sect and drink the punch

  11. John Stec says:

    Get over it! It's just a word! Quit making a such s big deal over it!!! Sticks and stones may break my bones but names or words will never hurt me!!!

  12. Josh Alan Harrington says:

    that ptc council is a joke. suck it up you pussies

  13. DrRon Merritt says:

    Does the PTC ever listen to what the children listen to on the ipods the words to music they here please lets get real, Hanks slipped and apologized so get over it, and I don't know of any kid that young is watching GMA.

  14. DrRon Merritt says:

    Does the PTC ever listen to what the children listen to on the ipods the words to music they listen to, please lets get real, Hanks slipped and apologized so get over it, and I don't know of any kid that young is watching GMA.

  15. The man is human after all. I know I have put my foot in my mouth many many times.

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