BROADCASTERS have been attacked for showing graphic scenes of Bono while children could be watching.
The disturbing footage, which also appears to show Adele and Coldplay being pleased with themselves on a red carpet, was broadcast on several channels without advance warning leaving people to throw up into the same hands that are scrabbling for the remote control.
Carlisle mother of three Nikki Hollis said: “I know there are awful things in the world like Bon Iver’s album or The Edge trying to look cool, but I want to protect my kids from all that for as long as I can.
“Right now they’re at that wonderfully naive age where they think pop music is all Hard Dubstyle and Grime 2-Step but after that disgusting Q footage my youngest came up to me asked me what an Ed Sheeran is.
“I told him there was no such thing, but I could see a little bit of his innocence slipping away.”
Newspaper editors have been asked to pixellate out the more distressing sections of Q awards ceremonies, such as that face Noel Gallagher pulls to show he is treating all this ironically but is still happy to pose for photos, pick up his award and make a nice, cheeky speech.
In future Siouxsie Sioux is to be mentioned without being shown on-screen at all after over 300 complaints from viewers who feared their television had become possessed, like something out of The Ring.
But Hollis asked: “Why do they need to report this stuff at all? Why don’t we throw away all decency completely and talk about the Mojo awards like it’s a normal thing?”