Child Protection Groups Protest Pete Townshend Playing Super Bowl

December 28, 2009

U.S. (ChattahBox) – The NFL may be regretting securing ‘The Who’ to play their half-time show, now that child protection groups have begun to protest the entry of Pete Townshend into the country, citing his 2003 child porn arrest.

Townshend was arrested in 2003 after using his credit card to access a child pornography site. At the time, he claimed that he had been doing so for research purposes only, rather than any pedophilia leanings. While it seemed like a thin excuse at the time, and one often used by pedophiles to justify their collection of child porn, in this case it could have been true.  There was no child porn found on his computer, or any evidence whatsoever to any illegal activities or interests involving minors, but he still had to register as a sex offender in the United Kingdom from 2003 to 2008, because of the credit card purchase. Even though he was able to provide a background, and then final work, of a small dissertation he was writing about child sexual abuse and pornography.

According to the project, an unnamed friend and actress committed suicide after admitting to years of sexual abuse by her father and a group of friends.

But the explanation doesn’t stop the fact that by Florida law all registered sex offenders that have been previously listed on a registry in another country (as Townsend was in 2003 – 2008 in Britain) must register if they come onto U.S. soil.

We will have to see what happens, but the NFL gets top dollar to run commercials during the Super Bowl, by sponsors who tend to get cold feet real fast when threats of boycotts emerge.

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12 Responses to “Child Protection Groups Protest Pete Townshend Playing Super Bowl”

  1. GinaB on December 28th, 2009 10:09 pm

    thank you for reporting evenly.

    The NFL should move the location of the Super Bowl.

  2. George Braziller on December 28th, 2009 11:45 pm

    If these “child protection groups” are so worried about child abuse why are they spending so much time and money going after someone who was found not guilty? There are truly dangerous sex offenders killing children almost EVERYDAY! One of the groups btw, is nothing but a blog with a paypal donation button attached.
    Judging these protestors by their actions and not their words, they don’t seem to be doing much of anything constructive to safeguard the lives of children. Charities that are privately and publicly funded are supposed to be focusing on the most pressing and severe issues, Pete’s case which was decided in 2003, hardly qualifies. Evin Daly, the main protester, an unknown writer from Boca Raton, Florida who should be helping get foster children homes not wasting time and money on this. He has put a grossly disproportionate amount of focus on Pete who has been proven to NOT be a paedophile or in possession of child pornography. Daly also runs a website called The ButlerReport.com which he claims is “the Best News Source Known to Humanity” and has published a very creepy article about “Men and Porn” (Anyone who claims their own version of the news is the “best known to humanity” obviously has severe ego problems.) If Evin Daly really wanted to save children from abuse, he would be putting his energies elsewhere otherwise he is just coming off as a bombastic time waster.

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  5. Trish Pottersmith on December 30th, 2009 12:33 am

    Townshend’s case was resolved in 2003. He’s been honored by VH-1, The Kennedy Center and toured the US at least three times since then. I want these two guys to stop their self-promotion campaign at the expense of Pete. Kudos to David Whitley for getting it right.http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/12/29/who-are-you-to-ban-townshend-from-super-bowl/?synd=1His case was resolved in 2003. He’s been honored by VH-1, The Kennedy Center and toured the US at least three times since then. I want these two guys to stop their self-promotion campaign at the expense of Pete. Kudos to you and to David Whitley for getting it right.http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/12/29/who-are-you-to-ban-townshend-from-super-bowl/?synd=1

  6. Wallstreetduo on December 30th, 2009 2:58 pm

    A sex offender is a sex offender is a sex offender. No excuses; no rationalizations. If you’re defending Townshend you need to ask yourself why. He admitted to viewing and paying for viewing child porn. He has a record as a sex offender. He has no business here.

  7. Elaine on December 31st, 2009 1:55 pm

    An idiot is an idiot is an idiot. Maybe you need to ask yourself why these so-called groups are attacking Townshend when there are real predatory monsters to worry about. Oh right, no national spotlight there.

  8. john borgstedt on December 31st, 2009 5:07 pm

    I do not wont him to play ………

  9. jim grogan on January 1st, 2010 10:42 pm

    Pete is awesome and proven innocent. this is ridiculous. wallstreetduoofdouchebags!

  10. sean on January 3rd, 2010 3:33 am

    First off to Wallstreetduo…a sex offender is a sex offender? Do you remember the case of the parents who took pictures of their child bathing and were brought up on charges? Innocent pictures and they were labled “sex offenders.” No, you don’t remember that…nor do you remember the fact that Townshend was found NOT GUILTY….jesus christ! What has happened to this country???!! And Townshend’s so called record would not have been a record at all, if he did the same thing in this country…England has different laws then OURS….that is why he got the punishment he did….people should fucking read up on things before fucking commenting…and to Mr. Borgstedt, you trying to get your name out there to sell some books????

  11. Boyo on January 7th, 2010 1:38 am

    Pete Townshend will play, hopefully Mr Daly is at the concert so he can cop the Fender over his head. Might knock some sense into the poor fella!!!

  12. Boyo on January 7th, 2010 1:43 am

    Furthermore, I would like to draw attention to this tripe: a website called The ButlerReport.com which he claims is “the Best News Source Known to Humanity” which features a report “Men and Porn.” This is written by someone wanting to protect children????

    I would like to point to an essay entitled: “A Different Bomb” – it would seem that this piece of material provides a lot more advocacy for child protection then the abovementioned does!!!

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