Honey Boo Boo Uncensored: TLC Apologizes For Airing Show With Curse Words

By: Val Powell - June 17, 2014

Discovery Communications network TLC apologized for airing an unedited episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in UK, which was full of curse words.

According to a complainant who alerted Ofcom, an independent regulator, the episode had 11 scenes where someone said the words “b**ch” and “s**t.” There were also five instances of the words “f**cking” and “f**k.”

According to reports, the complainant was watching the show with her six-year-old child when she noticed that the show was full of expletive language that is not suitable for minors.

Discovery Communications Europe Limited already apologized for their mistake. They explained that the recording was labeled “suitable for broadcast.” However, they said that it should have been assessed after editing to make sure that it was indeed suitable for viewing.

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Discovery also told Ofcom that they investigated the incident and found out that it was the result of human error.

Based on British rules, “the most offensive language must not be broadcast before the watershed,” watershed being the point in time that programs with offensive languages can be aired. The watershed divides shows based on family-oriented programming and those that are geared towards the adult audiences. “Offensive language must not be broadcast before the watershed… unless it is justified by the context.”

The episode aired at 8 pm and the watershed begins at 9 pm.

Discovery promised that this type of error will never happen again. They are also reviewing all the other episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to ensure that they are complying with British broadcasting rules.

Ofcom also ascertained that Discovery has been reprimanded regarding the issue. In a statement, Ofcom said, “Discovery accepted immediately that this program breached rules 1.14 and 1.16, apologized and took various steps after the broadcast to ensure it was not shown again before it was re-edited and to improve compliance going forward.”

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  • None of your bussiness

    The “Honey Boo Boo” language mess? What a joke – the show is pure trash, period. About a spoiled brat who will grow up to be fat, common trash like the rest of the family. You couldn’t pay enough money to watch it.

  • maggie

    Why is this show even on?? It is disgusting in every way and an insult to your brain. Evidently, someone is supporting this crap and I just don’t get it! People have become boob tube idiots to the extreme with more and more of these ‘reality’ shows becoming the norm. Count me out!!!

    • disappointed

      Discovery channel should apologize for ever airing this show. It is the most rude, vulgar, trash family ever and they are making money by being an ignorant, overweight, trashy family. Shame on you discovery.