The Borowitz Report
CBS Criticized for Airing Graphic Horror Program Without Viewer Advisory
By Andy Borowitz
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—CBS ignited a firestorm of controversy on Sunday night after it broadcast a shockingly graphic horror program without any viewer advisory.
Millions of viewers who unwittingly tuned in to the highly upsetting program recoiled in revulsion and took to social media to rip CBS.
"It's appalling to think that you would even consider broadcasting such a thing at seven o'clock, when children could be watching," one viewer wrote. "Shame on CBS."
Another irate viewer complained that he was "in total disbelief" that CBS would air such disturbing content with no warning preceding it. "I may never get those nightmarish images out of my head," he wrote.
Responding to the avalanche of criticism, the chief executive of CBS, Leslie Moonves, said that he doubted that a viewer advisory before the program would have made a difference. "I knew what was coming, and I was still terrified by what I saw," he said.
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