Tom Hanks drops an F bomb on Good Morning America
While promoting his new movie, “Cloud Atlas“, Tom Hanks drops an F bomb on Good Morning America shocking many.
The show was live, with no tape delay, so Hank’s faux pas was broadcast live on the show.
The funny thing about the error is that when GMA Host Elizabeth Vargas asked Hanks to speak in the very same accent that he uses in his new movie, he said it would be difficult since it’s mostly curse words but he tried, and moments later he cursed and dropped an F bomb.
Vargas was mortified and, attempting to maintain her composure, immediately said, “We are so sorry”.
Hanks appeared embarrassed and apologized as well, saying that he had never done that before.
He also apologized to the kids of America and joked that GMA would continue, with a seven second delay.
Not everyone was so accepting of the error. The Parents Television Council, a self-described non-partisan group advocating for responsible entertainment, is freaking out.
The group feels that the error should not be dismissed as a mistake and believes that the networks should accept full responsibility for not taking appropriate preventative steps, especially when children are watching.
The ABC network later released a statement saying that both Elizabeth Vargas and Tom Hanks immediately apologized on air and that the show was corrected for all subsequent feeds.
Blunders can happen on air however the FCC does not take lightly to the use of profanity especially when it occurred at an hour when many kids could have been heard it and are likely already investigating.
Cloud Atlas, based on the book by David Mitchell, which certainly has gained national exposure due to the gaffe, opens in theaters October 26.