A North Carolina television station cut audio of parts of Dave Chappelle’s “Saturday Night Live” performance to meet the station’s policy on decency and profanity.
WRAL-TV posted a statement on Twitter saying the NBC affiliate had the show on a 10-second delay to avoid broadcasting 10 words the station has decided it will not air.
WRAL-TV says Chappelle used two of those words nine times total. Social media posts indicate one word censored was a crude term for a female body part that President-elect Donald Trump was heard using on tape. The other word was a racial epithet.
WRAL-TV said in its statement that it has its own policy on “obscenity, decency and profanity” and wanted viewers to know it was the station and not the network that silenced the words.