MTV’s Teen Porn

I find this utterly revolting.  MTV’s continual insistence on glorifying and focusing on the worst teen behavior has got to stop. 

Via the Hollywood Reporter:

One day after it was reported Viacom executives ordered producers to tone down its racy teen drama, the Parents Television Council has announced it’s urging the Department of Justice and U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees to open an investigation.

“In addition to the sexual content on the show involving cast members as young as 15, PTC counted 42 depictions and references to drugs and alcohol in the premiere episode,” the group wrote in a letter to the government organizations.

“It is clear that Viacom has knowingly produced material that may well be in violation of [several anti-child pornography laws],” added the PTC, which earlier called the show “the most dangerous program ever for children.”

The group is also urging a boycott of Taco Bell, one of the show’s sponsors.

The New York Times reported that a number of executives met on Tuesday over concerns the show could violate pornography laws.

While MTV did not confirm that, a rep for the network said, “Skins is a show that addresses real-world issues confronting teens in a frank way. We review all of our shows and work with all of our producers on an ongoing basis to ensure our shows comply with laws and community standards. We are confident that the episodes of ‘Skins’ will not only comply with all applicable legal requirements, but also with our responsibilities to our viewers.”

This may be “real world issues” but it doesn’t need to be glamorized or seen as acceptable behavior and the more it is shown on television, the more desensitized our teens are to it.  Thankfully, some of the sponsors are beginning to agree that their profits could be at stake through the potential boycotts.

In the wake of a mounting scandal over a possible child pornography investigation of MTV as a result of the racy new show “Skins,” Taco Bell has opted to pull all of its advertising from the program, FOXNews.com reported.

Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch told The Hollywood Reporter: “We advertise on a variety of MTV programs that reach our core demographic of 18- to 34-year-olds, which included the premiere episode of ‘Skins.’

“Upon further review, we’ve decided that the show is not a fit for our brand and have moved our advertising to other MTV programming,” he added.

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