If You Seek Amy (song)

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Artist: Britney Spears

Year: 2009

Date of Action: January 2009

Region: North America

Location: United States

Subject: Explicit Sexuality

Medium: Music

Confronting Bodies: Private radio stations

Description of Artwork: Lyrics:

(Chorus)
Love me hate me
Say what you want about me
But all of the boys and all of the girls are
Begging to If You Seek Amy

Love me hate me
But can't you see what I see
All of the boys and all of the girls
Are begging to If You Seek Amy
The Incident: Britney Spears' single "If U Seek Amy" sparked controversy in the United States due to the sexual implications of the title. When sung fast, as Spears does in the recording, the words "if you seek Amy" appear to spell out F-U-C-K me. Some radio stations, like Clear Channel, played a censored version of the song and retitled as "If U See Amy", removing the "k" from "Seek." Spears also recorded a modified version. The Parents Television Council unsuccessfully demanded that radio stations cease playing the song between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. as it "violates the broadcast indecency law."
Results of Incident: Radio stations continued to play the track, often in the modified version. The song went uncensored in most other nations, and even with American action, the single went on to sell over 100,000 digital copies.
Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/britney-spears-racy-if-u-seek-amy-hits-the-radio-angers-parents-20090122