by Erika
Watch Sally Fields Uncensored
Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:58


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I Heart Sally Field
by Erika
Mon Sep 17, 2007 at 12:10:55 AM PDT

UPDATE: Here's a link to watch Sally's unedited speech. It's from the Canadian broadcast, natch.

Just a quick post to state, for the record, my admiration for Sally Field. She has long been known for her heartfelt, slightly zany and off-the-cuff acceptance speeches.

Tonight, she won an Emmy award for her role on the ABC show Brothers and Sisters, which I've never seen. But after watching her jumbled, spontaneous and inexplicably controversial acceptance speech, I am highly inclined to tune in.

To recap, Field said her role was primarily that of a mother and dedicated her award to all the mothers of the world, especially those who wait for their children who are at war or in harm's way. "May their work be valued and raised," she said. She ended the speech by saying something to the effect of:

"And let's face it- if mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be any goddamned wars in the first place!"

Not that any of us saw it or heard it, because the Fox censors didn't just bleep her-- they cut her off completely and cut away for a long silent shot, so viewers couldn't read her lips or hear any of the crowd reaction that followed.

The fallout was swift and predictable, as Field was deluged with questions about the bleeping as soon as she walked backstage. But my girl Gidget (LOVED that show!) held firm when informed that her offending comment had been censored:

''That's too bad. I wanted to say something about the mothers who wait for their military children to come home.... I don't care. I have no comment other than, 'Oh, well.' I said what I wanted to say. I honestly believe that if mothers ruled the world, we wouldn't be sending our children off to be slaughtered.... I probably shouldn't have said the 'God' in front of the 'damn.' I would've liked to have said more bleeped-out words, but that's life.''

What do you think? Is this the latest faux-controversy in a world that seems to thrive on it? Should Field have pulled her punches? How cool was it that America Ferrara, a young, beautiful, normal-sized Latina won best actress in a comedy series? And whose bizarre idea was it to stage the Emmys like a theater-in-the-round? Do I watch too much TV or what??

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