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There was one particular moment during the 2013 MTV European Music Awards that viewers in the United States missed. When Miley Cyrus accepted the award for Best Video, which she won for "Wrecking Ball," she lit and smoked a joint on stage. That was cut from the Us telecast though, with a rather awkward edit.

The EMAs went down in Amsterdam, where the law is far more lenient about marijuana than the United States, so it's nothing too scandalous. So why bother censoring it? It shows how impossible it is to draw a line between what is and is not acceptable on TV.

While Miley smoking a joint gets cut, a show like "Breaking Bad," which dealt with the production of crystal meth, is one of the most popular programs in recent memory. There's also no end to the violence and sex shown on TV. Of course, that's all fictional, so it's not a perfect comparison. »

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