I have never visited the U.S, I will one day, you Yanks are not going to get away without a PhizzyAttack ! I do though live in the U.K, and have for all my long life.
As a JW and a M.S I wore a beard for thirteen years, our Theocratic Min School overeer has worn one for the last ten, Bros with beards are seen on the platform at Circuit conventions, can't say I've seen one at a District Conv.
I don't know who the hell would know what TV you were watching ? I dare say some sensitive souls would purse their lips like a bulldog licking piss off a thistle if they knew what some of the Bros watched, but from discussions I heard at the K.H nothing much was out of bounds.
One Bro I know was questioned about 20 years ago because he was seen leaving a Cinema that was screening some dodgy film or other. The thing was the snitch had it all wrong, said Bro had been doing some work on the Managers house and was simply dropping the house keys in to the booking office for the guy, LOL
I think here in the U.K we are more laid back about stuff, from what I have read on here ,JWN, and on the continent of Europe similar, with the Scandinavians particularly sporting more beards, and loving their mixed saunas !