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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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151.

fran    

ok FIrst of all when it comes right down to it , your parents are the ones paying for everything you have or do..these are young kids in this show not adults , that is the message we are trying to get through your heads. In the long run its your parents who have to help you get through the mistakes you make not these Idiots who dont give a dam about you. TRY to respect your parents and in the end yourself...a few of you say its the parents fault for letting you watch this , that shows how immature you are and think..you know your parents dont want you to watch it, so I am sure you dont watch it when they are around.

1181 days ago
152.

dory    

im from england where skins in made and your US version is tame compared to the british version same with your version of shameless, shameless over here really is shameless and is a lot worse.
have you guys seen the original british version of the shows.
but all the actors in skins were over 16 and nothing like this has occured for the british one i dont think.

1181 days ago
153.

Graham Read    

Freedom of speech, freedom of speech we American's talk about it all the time. The truth is we don't have freedom of speech, freedom of speech in America is alright untill something is said that upsets someone. In country's like England where the population is secure in the knowledge they have freedom of speech they rarely talk about it.

1181 days ago
154.

Todd    

just so people know, this is a remake of a british show which was much better and probably will end up being racier...why can't somebody put up a tv show that shows what a certain segment of kids really act like (albeit over exaggerated)? and what is all of this bull**** about "they are trying to teach our children that drinking a drug use is cool"? it's just a ****in tv show, it's just acting and I'm sure the actors in the show have a good time making out with eachother....if the line is blurred in some kid's eyes then you have failed as a parent to educate your kids

1181 days ago
155.

chanel    

the PTC is just pissed off because they show basically is just what every parent denies what their kids are actually doing.

1181 days ago
156.

NJTip    

MTV should be ashamed of themselves! I'm only 29 years old and a mom. Highschool for me was only 12 years ago but even so I can not even fathom ever acting that way let alone knowing anyone in my highschool class acting in the way you are portraying teenagers in highschool are acting in Skins! Even my crazy college years were no where near your solid base of sex, drugs, alcohol and wild parties! And I'm not saying I was a saint either, I was far from that.
MTV really should be ashamed of what they're doing. In the first 30 minutes of the premiere, there was sex, drugs, prostitutes, auto theft, an older woman revealing herself to a child (pedophile in other terms) and pot smoking in the bathroom and oh yes drug dealing a huge illegal amount of drugs.
WTF are you trying to market to kids that are really impressionable and sensitive to what they see on tv.
I'm severally appalled, I would never let my children watch this, I can't believe I even sat through an episode!

1181 days ago
157.

NoBreederRat    

Members of the advisory board include singer Pat Boone [76 yr old Christian], former football player Mel Renfro [age 69], actor Coleman Luck [Christian right winger], country musician Billy Ray Cyrus [HYPOCRITE], comedian and actor Tim Conway [age 77], Republican U.S. Senator of Kansas and former presidential candidate Sam Brownback, film critic Michael Medved [age 62], star of 1980s TV series Dallas Susan Howard [age 66], and ION Television producer [and right winger] Gary R. Johnson.

Reminds me of the do***entary This Film is Not Yet Rated which sought to uncover the people on the top secret MPAA board making ratings decisions. If viewers don't like it they can write the network but these aging has beens need to STFU.

1181 days ago
158.

NoBreederRat    

#157. the PTC is just pissed off because they show basically is just what every parent denies what their kids are actually doing.

Posted at 11:45 PM on Jan 22, 2011 by chanel

Exactly!

1181 days ago
159.

framedforchildporn    

The topic is not drugs and alcohol. It is not our loss of freedom to “do as we please.” It is not about rampant sex among the young people. And it has nothing to do with how ‘uptight” many are about this show.

IT IS ABOUT THE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY LAWS. It is unlawful to PRODUCE, RECEIVE AND DISTRIBUTE pictures of a person younger than 18 years in a suggestive sexual situation. That also, in some cases, is interpreted to include innocent pictures of your young children in the bathtub.

By increasing numbers the lives of innocent people are being ruined daily. The Criminal Justice System has run amok. It appears they are using technology they don’t understand to arrest suspects. In the process, they have replaced “knowingly possessing” with “possessing.” Hence, you don’t have to be aware the information is on your computer. Whether you intentionally downloaded or the files were sent by remote access without your knowledge, you are going to prison.

Therefore, since this is happening in epidemic numbers to innocent people, it is difficult to understand why the Department of Justice has not immediately arrested those involved in PRODUCING, RECEIVING and DISTRIBUTING these images of Child Pornography that were mailed, shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce. This show has probably been distributed to far more people in one week than all the prisoners on these charges in federal prisons have distributed collectively. Why is this blatant disregard for the law ignored? Could it be the “status of the offenders”?

I spent Thursday and Friday of this week visiting in a USP. The prisoner is confined there on Possessing and Receiving Child Pornography. The fact that he is innocent and did not even know it was on his computer is also NOT the issue. He is simply one of many innocent inmates.

It appears to be the policy of the government to pick the “low hanging fruit” to imprison great numbers to proudly present to justify their jobs.

In the interest of equality, the fruit could not be any lower than those who have blatantly produced and distributed this show if it does, indeed, contain material consistent with Child Pornography.

The time has come for the Justice Department to deal with this sorry matter. Either arrest the guilty, or conversely release those innocent or those guilty of far less than this show is reported to have exhibited.

Visit our web site to view a complete transcript of a trial on possession and receipt of Child Pornography. http://www.framedforchildporn.com.

1180 days ago
160.

Rae    

They warn you in the beginning of the program. That it is rated MA. Your kids shouldn't be allowed to watch it anyways. If you don't like it then DON'T WATCH IT! It is nothing compared to the original UK version of this show.

1180 days ago
161.

David    

I really think everyone need to stop looking for things to be ridiculous about. There is absolutely NO child nudity so there's NO child porn!HELLO, this is what your 17 yr old,16 yr old,15,14, and even younger are really doing!No matter how much of an angel u think they are. This is ours and our kids reality. You don't want to see it but guess what, ur kids still have to, at school and out.Shelter ur children and you will pay.Anyway, bottom line is, they tell you it's rated MA at the very beginning, so change the channel stupid!

1180 days ago
162.

dmldfk;sdlkfa    

wtff! kids act like this now a days so everyone get over it!

1180 days ago
163.

XxSugurCoatThingszxX    

I think this show happens to be great,
I dont see why people would take it to that extent to try
and go "That" Far.I just hope they dont plan on turning the T.v Series off. I know alot of people who like (better yet, Love) this show Even though a few things are a little over exposed, but in my eyes MTV isnt ment to reach out to children under the age of 14, If anything half (if not all) the things shown on 'Skins' Isnt anything the average "teen" Or "Tween" Doesnt know about or see at school. If you dont want your child to watch this then dont allow them to see it, and if your such a strict parent to go all out there like that then why does it matter, the show comes on around 10 - 11. Shouldnt your child be in bed by then? But I do agree, if the show is in violation of some laws or whatever then they should edit those episodes, I just happen to be a concerned fan of the show, I loved it when I saw the original series and I am very fond of the show now, My point here is dont Cut the show off, its probably the best show on MTV at the time, cause it sure tops "Teen Mom" or "Made" -__-" Im 14 and my mom and dad have no problem what so ever with the show, if anything my mom watchs it with me. Long Live Skins,! <33

1180 days ago
164.

Justyn    

I think they need to get over it. Skins is a awesome show and I LOVE IT

1180 days ago
165.

Jackie    

I am glad those kind of crap shows don't exit in my TV monthly bill.

1180 days ago
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