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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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16.

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1281 days ago
17.

Horace    

Hate to bust your bubble people over 25 but this is the way many people in there teens act now Mtv is just putting in out there hell is your fault anyway you want drama you get drama

1281 days ago
18.

Kat    

I was SOOOO disgusted when I saw the promos...are you kidding me? First, who would allow their child to film this..secondly, I agree with another poster...I would lock my daughter in her room if she acted like that....this is why I am homeschooling my child next year as I see this in her 5th grade class....what is wrong with todays world thinking programs like this and the other crap they air are ok...it is hard enough being a parent....

1281 days ago
19.

texasknight1    

instead of providing entertainment for pedophiles to get their rockers off maybe MTV should do what it was meant to do ..


just play music...and leave the rest of the raising kids to parents.


next thing you know they'll try to go political or something.. or claim.. if you dont support us.. then we'll pull our spring break tours.. LOL..

1281 days ago
20.

Lynn    

The show is disgusting! They are trying to teach our children that it’s ok to be promiscuous, drink, and do drugs. It’s bad enough that many of today’s youths lack good morals and values. Why glorify disgusting behavior?

1281 days ago
21.

hmmmmmer    

Watched it and thought it was just a little over the top. If these kids are all under 18 they are acting like twenty somethings with attitude out the yahoo. There was sex, drugs, destruction, alcohol, nudity, language, and violence all in the first episode. But, anyone thinking that their kids are going to watch this and then go out and do the things that are going on are not parenting in the right way. Also, people better wake up to the fact that there actually are a lot of kids out their like this and it isn't getting any better.

1281 days ago
22.

Someone who actually knows what they're talking about    

I am by no means a prude. But this sort of programming needs to stop. It's gotten to the point where enough is enough.

To those who'd suggest otherwise (those who'd say I am overreacting or being prude, etc) have either (1) not seen the commercials or the show itself, (2) have no kids or younger siblings, (3) are sick and twisted.

MTV's primary target audience is teenagers .... they should know better than to produce this sort of trash, much less air it.

1281 days ago
23.

ME!    

When I watched the awesome original British Version of Skins I immediately knew that it would either be completely sensationalized or to risky for American audience, such a shame.

1281 days ago
24.

Vegas Wrestling    

Yeah, ask Vince McMahon how "powerful" they are when he punched them for about $3,400,000 when they tried this with the WWF!!

The brainwashed bible thumpers need to be told to STFU and I have no issue with them doing a mass suicide like other wackjob cults do!!!!

1281 days ago
25.

mac    

It's a remake of a British show which has had 4 seasons and its 5th is starting this month... this just goes to show how prudish you americans really are. My kids will see sex, drugs and violence wahh wahh wahh god you guys are a bunch of whiners. I love how parents these days love to blame everything but themselves for why their kids suck.

1281 days ago
26.

c    

When will they learn to shut the ef up? The actors are not naked, they are not having actual sex, and last time I checked even minors have the right to speak about alcohol and drugs (yep, still a free country PTC). So this is complete crap and the only thing they are doing is brining publicity to this show. In fact, since the PTC hates this show so much I can only conclude it might be good and I may have to tune in.

P.S. This show is a copy of a British show of the same name and I never heard a peep about it when they were showing it on BBC America (and it is the same - right down to the storylines). England must not have a group as idiotic as the PTC.

1281 days ago
27.

claudia    

ok,the other day I was watching another show on MTV when it ended and this show "Skins" came on. Im a 19 yr old girl and I found that show VERY inappropriate,even for me. It honestly reminded me of those weird sex shows late at night on HBO,haha. I really dont see a reason for that show except to show teens the **** they can get away with if they hide it right. Im just saying..

1281 days ago
28.

alexalebor    

DOWN WITH MTV! I hope The Parents Television Council screws (pardon the pun) MTV, big time! I'm sick of these networks dishing out their perversion! It's friggin disgusting!

1281 days ago
29.

stop    

The U.S. needs to stop letting shows from Europe here!! We are not a European country!! The United States of America!! I understand freedom of speech and all that but I don't have to have it forced on me. I know that people will say don't turn certain shows on and I don't. But if I'm watching something and a commerical come on I shouldn't have to see it.

1281 days ago
30.

Maeve    

Just a watered down version of a wonderfully trendy British programme. Give it up MTV!

1281 days ago
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