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CBS Affiliate Censors Tony Awards Coverage, Blocks Song Called "We Just Had Sex"

05/16/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WCBS-TV, New York's CBS affiliate station, has canceled a pre-Tony Awards performance of a song called "We Just Had Sex" from the musical "Passing Strange."

Variety reports that a CBS rep deemed the song "inappropriate" for a 7 p.m. audience:

In a statement, a WCBS spokesman said station execs felt "the lyrics in the song offered by the musical's producers are inappropriate for broadcast television, especially for a 7 p.m. audience, when children are watching.

So what are these inappropriate "We Just Had Sex" lyrics?

"We just had sex. There's nothing sleazy 'bout a natural reflex. It's nice and easy. No need to crane your necks. It's all cool and breezy, baby. What's a little bedroom traffic? Evening News is more pornographic!"

Page Six reports that producer Oskar Eustis will protest the censorship, but Variety claims Eustis has been told there is no recourse.

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