And I still don't think that would phase the majority of US culture in the 80s.
Possibly by the millennium, your average cousin shtupping hillbilly is going to wonder why no one's tried to sign them up for voter registration in a coon's age... But the rest were either working a 60 hour week or/and addicted to Wheel of Fortune reruns.
Besides any one that saw some international news would just assume that they bought some rather good cocain this week.
It was the 80s.