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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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76.

shamon    

I don't know how to change things, but with the media defining gender roles, cultural norms, and acceptable behavior, we are all on a one way ride to a sick, sad world.

1350 days ago
77.

Stratcat    

All of this controversy is exactly what MTV Networks wants! Remember the fuss people made when "Jersey Shore" premiered? I fully expect to see "Skins" become a huge hit very soon.

1350 days ago
78.

CriticAl    

You damn kids need to shut your yaps and go do your frickin' homework. Little punks.

1350 days ago
79.

WelpHAY    

HAAAAAAA. So ridic. I'm American but have been living in London for a few years, do people back in the States even realize what prudes we look like to the rest of the world?!? People abroad don't hate Americans, they just constantly make fun of them! So funny. Skins has been on here for a while, they show it past 9PM (when kids who would actually be "affected" by this type of programming should be in bed by - but that's another rant on **** parenting for a different day). I love how super conservatives in the US freak out about stuff like this but then claim that the big bad government is taking too much control over our lives! Amazing. Definitely not at all hypocritical. Hey, National Council of Over-Protective Parents Who Can't Get a Grip on The **** Your Kids are Probably Doing ANYWAYS - get a clue.

1350 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

parents today cant handle truth.while they set back thinking their 14-16 year old son or daughter are innocent angles.they skip the movies when you drop them off and are out doing these sorts of things.its a dose of reality.

1350 days ago
81.

Lindsay    

Skins isnt all about sex and drugs and partying. It's about hardships, friendship, good times bad times. Things that teens go though. Of course parents aren't going to like the show. They automatically assume that all this show is doing is promoting sex, drugs and mischief. If people actually took the time to watch this show (The UK version), they might be able to understand. Stop being so oversensitive people!

1350 days ago
82.

Anna    

First off the show is rated TV-MA meaning mature adult!!! If your fifteen year old is watching it then we should question your parenting not the rating of the show... It is a fictional show that shows you the harsh reality of what your sixteen year old is doing when she says she is going out to study! If you cannot handle it change the channel.

And 16 and pregnant is to show girls the reality of how difficult and dysfunctional relationships become when you think a baby can keep their boyfriend! Not glamorizing it. There is nothing glamorous about watching them be single moms!

1350 days ago
83.

Nathan    

Show looks great, if you don't like it don't watch it.

1350 days ago
84.

LadyP6998    

I used to watch Skins on the BBC channel and yes it is a rip off and no I don't think it should be shown on MTV to young kids that have access to these shows. When I watched it on the BBC channel it was on at like 2am so not many kids are up at that hour and to top it off there version is so much better than this. I can't believe that MTV has stooped to this level and are even airing such a show for anyone to see, Like lots of you have already said MTV should go back to music and stop all these crazy stupid shows that have nothing to do with music!

1350 days ago
85.

goodme    

MTV has promoted TRASH tv for more than enough years but this one is WAY over the TOP! I saw some promos for the show and actually was really surprised that this crap passd to b aired. Its kiddie porn at best, thanks MTV for giving PeDOPHILES something to watch!! ARE u that desperate for RATINGS??? MTV=FAIL once again.

1350 days ago
86.

jennylove    

Just what MTV wanted free press. Nice job Parents Org.

1350 days ago
87.

Johnny    

Free Speech people! If you don’t like it, don’t watch it and don’t let your kids watch it. If you think your kids will still watch it even though you told them not to; that's on you and your bad parenting skills. Remember you run your kids, they don’t run you.

1350 days ago
88.

KJo    

America is so uptight. The Brits have way worse on their version.

1350 days ago
89.

kb    

i am a 23 year old female, and i think that it is absolutely hilarious that people are trying to get child pornography charges put against MTV for this show. A it started in England and the England version is A MILLION times worse, they actually show sex scenes, B why dont you people take a step into a middle school or a high school in america once and see what your children are REALLY doing!! i can bet my life you would die of horror. This show portrays what REAL MIDDLE/HIGHSCHOOL LIFE IS LIKE!! open your eyes people and realize we live in a ****ty world. what your child sees on this show is exactly what they are doing.Why dont parents stop being lazy and just monitor what their kids watch on TV instead of freaking out that it is on, if you dont want them to watch it then dont let them it is as simple as that!! Just be a good parent and your kids wont act like wild barbarians!!

1350 days ago
90.

Ky    

If you dont like it simnply change the channel and watch something else...its that easy!!!! Dont ruin it for people who like it. I dont like all those Church Service programs that are on every single channel in the morning at 5am but i dont complain about them i simply turn the Tv off!!!. Besides kids in this Century are alot like that...im not saying all kids are but it does happin. People have got to stop babying there kids, if your a good parents and educate them well and have good communication with them you've got nothing to worry about!!

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