Indian Idol Out, X Factor InJanuary 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Parents Television Council has asked for Federal investigation of MTV’s hit U.S. show ‘Skins’. After its huge success in Britain, this edgy new series was launched in the U.S. This series features young teen age actors who indulge in steamy hot scenes. The youngest actor of ‘Skins’ is just 15-year old.
The premiering episode witnessed as many as 3.3 million viewers. Viacom executives were already jittery about the explicitly sexual content and had called for changes before broadcast. They were in fear of violating the federal law of presenting minors in sexual scenes.
Parents Television Council (PTC) has written a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice named ‘Skins’ as the “most dangerous show for children we have ever seen”. According to PTC, the very first episode contained illegal drug use, use of foul language and sexual content. The episodes to come, promise to show more of these. In a run time of 41 minutes, ‘Skins’ had 42 references and depictions of the use of alcohol and drugs. This television watchdog has called on the Federal law to investigate the production of the material of the show.
The child pornography allegations have not gone down well with the makers of ‘Skins’. The co-creator, Bryan Elsley, has asked people to watch the show and judge for themselves. According to him, the show is about how “great” it is to be a 17-year old. A MTV spokesperson, Jeannie Kedas, said that ‘Skins’ shows the reality of the life of teenagers and the channel ensures that their shows comply with the laws.
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