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'Skins' -- Parents Org. Wants Kiddy Porn Investigation

1/20/2011 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The sex-obsessed, drug-heavy MTV show "Skins" is under fire from a very powerful parents org. that's now calling for a federal investigation into potential child pornography violations ... TMZ has learned.

MTV Skins PTC

The Parents Television Council has fired off a letter to the U.S Department of Justice AND the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees ... over concerns the show uses underage actors in graphic sexual situations.

The organization explains, "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 adds, "It is clear that Viacom has knowingly produced material that may well be in violation of [several anti-child pornography laws]. 

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that MTV execs have already met to discuss the issue.

So far, no comment from MTV.

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136.

Alyssa    

I just LOVE how all these "adults" rag on how awful television's influence is on our children and these evil satanic heathens must be stopped! I am 16, I've never seen the mtv version, but I am a dedicated diehard fan to the British version and I watched it since I was in 8th grade. And let me say, it's not the sex or the drugs that attracted me to the show. The characters and brilliant acting is what drew me to it. I've never seen a show I could relate to so much that didn't patronize me like other teen shows like degrassi or whatever. Please get off your high horse and relax. Skins is fantastic, or at least the British one is.

1266 days ago
137.

Jerry    

This country's downfall are these over-conservative organizations trying to censor the airways with their letters to politicians. It is time to grow up america the exact same show has been going on for 6 years in Europe. Why do we cater to these complainers that have nothing better to do. The show is on at late night it has a proper rating no genitals are being flaunted it is simply art imitating life. They use the slogan "america love it or leave it" they should use the same concept with the TV airways if you don't like a show you don't watch it. We let ratings do the talking. Religious views and politics needs not mix. This country suffered 8 long years when the Bush administration ran this country. The only thing that needs to stop are these idiots trying to influence their moral views and trying to force the FCC to build the airways in their religiously brainwashed mold. It is time for this country to GROW UP.

1266 days ago
138.

Jerry    

This country's downfall are these over-conservative organizations trying to censor the airways with their letters to politicians. It is time to grow up america the exact same show has been going on for 6 years in Europe. Why do we cater to these complainers that have nothing better to do. The show is on at late night it has a proper rating no genitals are being flaunted it is simply art imitating life. They use the slogan "america love it or leave it" they should use the same concept with the TV airways if you don't like a show you don't watch it. We let ratings do the talking. Religious views and politics needs not mix. This country suffered 8 long years when the Bush administration ran this country. The only thing that needs to stop are these idiots trying to influence their moral views and trying to force the FCC to build the airways in their religiously brainwashed mold. It is time for this country to GROW UP.

1266 days ago
139.

Aurosia Nguyen    

this show isn't for 15 year olds its supposed to be for 17 & 18 year olds and plus, because it's about the lives of teenagers who are best friends and the struggles they go through in their last two years of high school if 15 year olds are watching this the parents are the one to blame for not monitoring there kids. and do not bash the actors parents because maybe they let them do this so it can help parents become more involved in their teens life and talk to them about stuff like sex & drugs.
I'm 17 btw

1265 days ago
140.

fran    

What sick bunch of azzholes thought this one up..its just Kiddie porn nothing else...of course the kids on here are going to act up for the camera's, they wont realize the consequence of their actions , until its too late. This is the crap they call entertaining our children, where and the hell are the parents of these kids, all of these so called adults should be charged. , parents included for allowing this....so dam sick..does the USA and Canada think we want this crap for our kids..while your at it get rid of that dam Jersey Shore...Grow up hollywood and get some morals for God's sake.

1265 days ago
141.

fran    

this show isn't for 15 year olds its supposed to be for 17 & 18 year olds and plus, because it's about the lives of teenagers who are best friends and the struggles they go through in their last two years of high school if 15 year olds are watching this the parents are the one to blame for not monitoring there kids. and do not bash the actors parents because maybe they let them do this so it can help parents become more involved in their teens life and talk to them about stuff like sex & drugs.
I'm 17 btw

Posted at 9:50 AM on Jan 22, 2011 by Aurosia Nguyen

then you little idiot explain why some of the kids on the show are only 15...oh yes 17 yr olds are so grown up ...spare me

1265 days ago
142.

fran    

Has anyone noticed so far the ones that are condoning this show, are kids most are only 16 -17 yr olds....not old enough to know or care how bad their moral society is getting. These so called adults have them convinced that making this movie is helping teens..well all it is Kiddie porn , I still say these are the people that should be arrested along with the parents of these kids that are making this show..as parents we can only fight garbage like this, and hope we make it.

1265 days ago
143.

fran    

I just LOVE how all these "adults" rag on how awful television's influence is on our children and these evil satanic heathens must be stopped! I am 16, I've never seen the mtv version, but I am a dedicated diehard fan to the British version and I watched it since I was in 8th grade. And let me say, it's not the sex or the drugs that attracted me to the show. The characters and brilliant acting is what drew me to it. I've never seen a show I could relate to so much that didn't patronize me like other teen shows like degrassi or whatever. Please get off your high horse and relax. Skins is fantastic, or at least the British one is.

Posted at 6:43 AM on Jan 22, 2011 by Alyssa

where were your parents when you were watching this show from the time you were in grade 8..I am sorry but i see a kid up in her room watching something she wasnt supposed to be...leave it to a kid to call what goes on in this show "brilliant acting" yep....you sure know what you are talking about. Take another look at the promo pic...some guy is laying naked , some girl is licking some guy , and etc...yes just what every parent wants to visulize their child doing..if you cant have some respect for yourself as least respect your parents , not some immoral tv station.

1265 days ago
144.

Brian    

I have seen the first episode and I think the show is fine for High School ages and up. It's the parents responsibility to control what their kids watch anyways. Lets give the series a chance and watch the next few episodes.

1265 days ago
145.

Marz    

The show shouldn't be watched by little kids in the first place and if it strongly concerns parents they should be supervising, i watched the first episode and compared to the original, they seemed to have toned it down ALOT. Kids will be learning about these anyways in the future when they become more social its just something not everyone is able to hide from the world and we all know that violence,sex and drugs are out there. The show just shows how some teens deal with all these issues. Besides, this new MTV SKINS does not even compare to the original which was way better.

1265 days ago
146.

oldmtv85    

I though MTV stood for Music Television...do they even play music video anymore?

1265 days ago
147.

ny    

Obviously these parents have never seen Skins UK. Skins US sucks it should get taken down for being lame.

1265 days ago
148.

Liz     

How dare this show to be broadcast as if nothing is wrong with it! I don't care how smutty the shows are that are on TV across the pond, I don't live there I live here and it does make a difference! Disney should rethink their programs too! Smutty housewives isn't getting it either along with who ever that little short pig acting drunk woman is that foolish people are giving credit to!! Let's not forget the ass wearing beef dress, what a bunch of losers they all are. Just another way of getting the states to Sodom and Gomorrah stage!! Know the end surely looks near!

1265 days ago
149.

Geraldo    

ok first of all im 15 and i dont go acting like this doing drugs and having sex ! its tv ! and if you do well dont blame on the show blame it on your parents for not teaching you what is right from wrong !

1265 days ago
150.

yellowtoad24    

Okay, where to began. This show is a want to be showtime or HBO show. It just goes to show that America is still not ready for this kind of show. Then to add to it the "kids", sucked when it came to the acting part I mean they were just over acting. IT SHOULD BE REMOVED, because if you are going to remove SOAP from t.v. because of reasons, this is a no brainier.

1265 days ago
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