May 24, 2011 / 11:10 PM / 7 years ago

Parents council slams sexy Rihanna-Britney Billboard antics

Singer Britney Spears performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Parents Television Council has two new targets: Britney Spears and Rihanna.

The group issued a statement Tuesday attacking the singers’ racy remix of Rihanna’s “S&M” at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday in Las Vegas.

“What happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas, as the saying goes,” PTC president Tim Winter said in a statement. “It certainly has no place at 8:00 p.m. on the publicly-owned broadcast airwaves.”

Winter wants members file complaints to Disney, parent company of ABC, because he said he “cannot imagine what would possibly lead the ABC television network to air a profanity-laced, S&M sex show on primetime broadcast television.”

“The overtly sexualized performance by Rihanna and Britney Spears was no accident or mishap, but a deliberate effort to target teens with images and lyrics that glamorize whips, chains and other sexual fetishes,” the statement concluded.

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