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"Totally Disgusting:" 19 FCC Complaints About Michael Sam Kissing His Boyfriend on ESPN

Categories: LGBT, Sports

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Michael Sam celebrates being drafted to the St. Louis Rams with his boyfriend.
Remember when people got all in an uproar over Michael Sam smooching his boyfriend on ESPN after the St. Louis Rams drafted Sam into the NFL?

There was the former college athlete who pretended his ignorant tweets were part of some strange science experiment. Then that Christian activist called for a nationwide boycott of the Rams (who would notice?) and Visa. Daily RFT's favorite freakout, though, had to be the Texan talk show host who stormed off set on air.

But for those who don't have their own talk show or Twitter fanbase to complain to, there's always the Federal Communications Commission.

Twenty people reported ESPN's "obscene" and "offensive" footage of Sam kissing boyfriend Vito Cammisano to the FCC, and those complaints are now public thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request from Deadspin.

See also: Michael Sam Signs Rams Contract, Celebrates in Style at Just John Nightclub

Most of the complaints come from parents didn't want their kids exposed to images of Sam and Cammisano kissing and smushing cake on each others' faces:

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A few viewers harkened back to another time when they were offended by blatant sexuality in their sports broadcasting:

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Ten more complaints on page two!



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143 comments
Dahmen Piotraschke
Dahmen Piotraschke

No question , I believe ur born gay. Just like rest of the population gay persons have a huge array of personalities. Masculine, femme,loud,or quiet,etc. I knew I was very different by age 5. Before I had any thoughts of sex or what sex was. Many ancient societies embraced gay family for spiritual help and child rearing help. And I think homosexuality is a form of population control,maybe. But not all people gay or straight are meant to reproduce.

Keith Mccollum
Keith Mccollum

Freedom for all not just the few! My GF and I Have decided to not get married until Same Sex Marriage is legal because we would feel selfish to be enjoying something that isn't afforded to all

Don Occhi
Don Occhi

Oh please get a life.I hope that poor child never watches television,because you see couples in bed,ect Sad ,scared people,for all of the wrong reasons.

Paul Glandt
Paul Glandt

This happened how many months ago? Can we get the hell over it already,for fucks sake

Drew Somervell
Drew Somervell

I guess homophobic douchebags are going to have to stop watching sports because that shit is about to get GAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

Scott West
Scott West

Ken, that's because straight people don't get killed just because they're straight. Ever hear of a little thing called the Stonewall Riots?

Jimmy Eden
Jimmy Eden

Awwww, poor thing, I don't think he died. All of us shouldn't be subject to deal with some of the bs we experience on a day to day basis. It's called life. Endure the moment, big girl

Stephen Mennemeyer
Stephen Mennemeyer

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Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin

Who cares? If you don't like it....don't look. It's a no-brainer

Dahmen Piotraschke
Dahmen Piotraschke

Stupid Rachel u probably got 3-4 kids.. u look and act an uneducated, baby floppin trick...gay people are not sex crazed animals..sex drive is individualism esp the straight men who molest kids. That is disgusting. I have low sex drive..and am not subhuman..u prick.

Dahmen Piotraschke
Dahmen Piotraschke

it is Good for the pastors to get their congregation up in arms literally. On and on feeding the paranoia saying we have a secret agenda to change others sexual preference and on and on. Been to many churches and I know the hustle churchleaders do to get more tithes. Sad

Dahmen Piotraschke
Dahmen Piotraschke

Hmmm Matt Thomas looking like a mentally disabled pedophile. U believe gay people are subhuman?? Not one shred of evidence all across the world supports any findings, showing NO differences in hundreds of brains of gay men.

Chris McDaniel
Chris McDaniel

I guess I should be glad you finally (hopefully) retired the race-bait Tef Poe article.

Cody Houston
Cody Houston

I understand the PDA aspect but it's both ways, they show guys and their girlfriends as well. I mean ya some people don't approve, but it's showing a moment of pure happiness for the player and fans of them want to see such a thing. Now what I have a problem with is that this is a topic to even talk about or post on facebook or even waste money making it "news". What makes Homosexual affection a problem is to keep talking about it, boths sides have a problem with this. Just shut up about it, the more you talk about it the more it's an issue that wastes money and time. Same with racism, it only exists cause people make it exist. As I always say their is one fucking race here on earth called "Humans" they are many colors, religions and have different sexual preferences. Homosexuality has been around since sex has been around, heck even dinosaurs probally dabbled in it. So people do us and they world a favor and focus on whats really important issues that actually affect people. Shit like this really sets us all back and makes it harder for us all to progress as one race fighting for freedom, truth, and happiness.

Aaron Bland
Aaron Bland

Don't flaunt your love life in public, no matter what way you swing I don't need to see you make out.

Jen Buffy
Jen Buffy

Im so sick of seeing the same damn thing alllllll the time. Suck it up, shut it up. Let's move on. America the drama queen.

Joe Harman
Joe Harman

Viewership must be down, you keep posting this junk

Lori McArthur Brewer
Lori McArthur Brewer

This is about the tenth time you've ran this..yes there are ignorant people in this world..we all know it but why do you keep putting them in the news!!? Story is done. If people don't like it they can turn the channel now stop making them newsworthy.

Roland Bubba Boice
Roland Bubba Boice

the stench i give off is called perfection, it is a thing for us people in the top 10%(6ft 200 lbs) of the world have…maybe one day, young jedi, maybe!

Roland Bubba Boice
Roland Bubba Boice

you are probably eating a dick and watching rev. al sharpton collecting government aid listening to phish…I am top of the food chain bitch!

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

It really is, Dave. He's like a chimp at a typewriter. A bloated, odorous, slow-witted chimp...

Rachel Young
Rachel Young

Matt Thomas Im dying here!!! Thank you! ;)

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

Shouldn't you be petitioning the FCC, or masturbating to a picture of Ted Cruz, you slack-jawed yokel? Leave the decent folk alone, bottom feeder.

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

Go away. I'm trying to eat a snack and your shit-pile of a face is disgusting me. Go watch Nascar or something, dopey.

Rachel Young
Rachel Young

So if a woman were in the locker room then that sexual tension would be okay? What would make any man think that just because a woman OR man is looking at another man changing would automatically be attracted to him? Sorry it doesnt work that way. Gay or straight. And what exactly did Sam and his bf do thats considered to be "behind closed doors" activity. They kissed. We see heteros do it everyday. At the store, the zoo, the park, movies, tv etc and its completely acceptable. Just because its unfamiliar and you dont understand doesnt make it wrong. And who was that up further on the thread saying that we're the world leaders???? Thanks a fucking joke. Thats why the Euro is worth more than the US dollar right? Countries Europe and Canada are on their way to world leadership simply because they are less oppressive and not forcing conformity to appease their standards of right and wrong. Which is funny because thats what America was supposed to be founded on and the exact opposite is happening. People are just too stupid to notice.

Roland Bubba Boice
Roland Bubba Boice

nice forehead, or shall I say five head…damn that thing is big, maybe that is why you are so smart!

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

I'd have to respect you as a human for any insult to affect me. Which I don't, you hideous subhuman. Now go play in traffic, Corky.

John Nevettie
John Nevettie

The Rams just fucked themselves because the right of comfort has been compromised. Most men would feel uncomfortable in a locker room with sexual tension. It goes against reproductive society hence the unatural idea of 2 men having anal and oral sex as well as women grinding their vaginas to have a relationship. The argument goes further to say don't stop there, people who have sex with animals and/or children will say we were also BORN THAT WAY, you now must CHANGE ANY LAWS to accept our twisted perversion too! So what is going to be the next level in your face of no limits?

John Donahoe
John Donahoe

8th time this story has been rehashed for click bait. Unfollowed.

Roland Bubba Boice
Roland Bubba Boice

or balding redheads with no brain who just call names cause they have no train of thought…maybe even jealous of the boring name and life you lead???

Dawn Rednour
Dawn Rednour

Fuck the FCC. I thought that kiss was the sweetest thing :) U go guys :)

Alex Goldstein
Alex Goldstein

Fuck if I know, man. I don't pay attention to politics whatsoever

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

We're the leaders in inbreds named bubba.

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