Tom Hanks swore on “Good Morning America” on Friday morning while attempting to promote his new movie “Cloud Atlas”. When speaking with Elizabeth Vargas, she challenged him to talk in character. He did, but the results weren’t exactly what she was looking for. He ended up dropping the F-bomb on live television!
Both parties apologized on the air for the kerfuffle and he even joked that they would use a seven-second delay for his next appearance on the show. Later, ABC released their official statement, saying, “This morning Tom Hanks used an expletive during a live interview on GMA with Elizabeth Vargas. They both immediately apologized on air, and the show was corrected for all the subsequent feeds.”
The Parents Television Council is already weighing in on the matter. They said in a statement, “Once again, a morning news show has allowed the harshest profanity to be broadcast into every living room and breakfast table in the country. This is just another in a long, sad string of similar instances where all of the major network morning shows have permitted this inappropriate and offensive content. These cannot and must not be dismissed as mistakes, and it’s time for the networks to step up, take responsibility for what they broadcast, and ensure that this never happens again.”