PTC orders MTV to tone it down.
“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.” Says a representative of MTV. However, it seems ‘Skins’ goes a little too far as viewers, communications programs and even Taco Bell are infuriated after watching the premiere episode.
Shortly after the premiere of ‘Skins’, Taco Bell terminated all future advertisements for the show. To justify their actions, Taco Bell’s spokesperson stated, “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.’ “
While that justification is completely valid, it’s clear that Taco Bell cut advertising because ‘Skins’ goes too far in terms of sex, drugs, and alcohol. To give you an idea of the amount of vulgar content produced by MTV’s newest show, the PTC found 42, count them, 42 references in first episode of ‘Skins’ alone.
But what fun would it be if the show didn’t break any laws. ‘Skins’ now faces the possibility of being charged with breaking anti-child pornography laws. With cast members as young as 15 years old and an overflow of sex and other profound behaviors, it isn’t hard to imagine. With all the controversy facing the show, it is possible that ‘Skins’ could be taken off MTV’s network in the near future.
Please take the time to answer and respond to the poll question below:
Poll: What course of action do you think needs to be taken with MTV’s ‘Skins’?
A. Nothing. ‘Skins’ is fine the way it is!
B. Cut it immediately!
C. Tone it down and I don’t have a problem.
D. Who gives a crap?
See for yourself why ‘Skins’ has caused such an uproar: