If there was any question as to why the 2012 Emmys were on a five-second tape delay, Jon Stewart’s acceptance speech cleared it up. After The Daily Show was announced as the variety program winner for the tenth consecutive year, the host won out in a fake wrestling match with Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, made his way onto the stage to thank fans and mistakenly wound up dropping the dreaded f-bomb.

Luckily, the show’s lightning fast censors were able to bleep the transgression out. Had they not, Stewart would have become the latest in a long list of celebrities to pass along the f-bomb to Middle America during an awards show broadcast. Since he didn’t join that memorable and regrettable list, however, it’s tempting to forgive the beloved satirist, but in reality, he did the same thing so many have been criticized for doing before. He just happened to have really competent people on the bleep button.

On the one hand, it’s nice to see a celebrity be in the moment to a point in which common sense would be lost enough to swear after specifically being told not to. It shows an excitement, and it makes the evening livelier. On the other hand, the only hard and fast rule at an award show is not to drop an f-bomb. There are a ton of children watching. It’s during primetime, and there’s really no reason why objectionable language needs to be used.

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