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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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91.

Nuna    

I personlly dont want to watch the show but instead of ruining the show for everyone else that wants to watch it why dont the parent organization just have their kids just not watch it!

1349 days ago
92.

cranky    

If they want to make a battleground out of this show then strap on and go but by doing so they increase its popularity. Meanwhile how about you get out that manual that came with your cable bits and slap on some parental controls.

1349 days ago
93.

Squids    

People its called a remote control if you don't like it then don't watch it. We have technology that blocks certain shows on our Tv. There are setting on the remote control that you can use. There was even a warning on the TV that said what the level of rating the show would be. Worry about what your kid watches and not what other parents let their own kids watch.

1349 days ago
94.

LTBK    

What is really creepy is it is most likely the concept of some 55 year old sack of crap who gets his yahoos off thinking of things like this. Just call it what it is, Teen Porn. Nothing more, nothing less.

1349 days ago
95.

Brian    

This just shows how England is better than the US. Our kids are mature enough and raised correctly to understand the difference between FICTION and reality. We have a watershed after which, programs like this can be shown, for MATURE audiences, or for RESPONSIBLE ADULTS to decide if its right for their kids to watch. Grow up, and take proper care of your kids

1349 days ago
96.

cbentley    

This is another BBC show that American Television has ripped off - American Television cannot come up with any new ideas, they keep getting ideas from the British.... American Idol, Skins, Wife Swap, The Nanny, Top Gear, etc, etc, etc.

MTV needs to go back to music videos!!!!

1349 days ago
97.

Liz    

And we wonder why our "decent" young people struggle daily to cope with life. This is an absolute disgrace, and i can only hope that the "decent" young people in this country stand up and voice their anger at television shows like this that do nothing to benefit their lives.

1349 days ago
98.

G    

These people are lame for 1 this show is a remake of an british show and which is on like its 5th season and they dont really have a problem with it over there also its pretty funny to me to think that all these parents dont know this is a pretty big reality to many high school students that probably why its not that shocking to the teens that watch it and so outragous to over protective and frankly just annoying parents how about you parent your kids and just turn the tv off or teach your kids whats wrong and right and not let mtv raise your children and find some more real problems in this country.

1349 days ago
99.

LD    

Obviously the people who don't think there is anything wrong with this show do not have children......and if they do.....wow! Good luck!

1349 days ago
100.

Jenn    

Man, I agree! Even just the advertising for this show creeps me out... EWWW! I mean I realize these "issues" are real and these things are going on in the world but I don't think it is very responsible of MTV to glorify it with kiddy porn! YUCK!

1349 days ago
101.

MIKE    

Yes its pretty racy but what do you expect when the media glorifies bad behaviour of kids like miley cyrus who has been allowed to stay with men when she was only 15-16,someone should have been charged ,like her so called parents or should I say meal ticket scavenger's?

1349 days ago
102.

Sonja    

Do you people even watch the shows you bitch about? Just like the teen mom shows the LAST thing this show does is glamorize anything... both shows actually show YOU what many kids that age are up to and it shows THEM the very real, very scary, very dangerous consequences to such actions. Your kids aren't going to go out and do this stuff if they aren't already, if they are, then maybe these shows will wake them the hell up to reality of what poor choices can really to do your life.

1349 days ago
103.

Kat    

Starr---you don't have to be religious to be against these types of shows especially when it involves children. What is wrong with our society? Why are we allowing this stuff to be on TV? And we wonder why the kids these days are the way they are...Get a clue folks!!!!

1348 days ago
104.

TD    

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I am 35 years old and have 3 children ranging in age from 7-14!!! I watched a portion of this show and believe it should be removed from TV!!! I am not a religious person. I am appalled that this kind of crap is on TV! None of my children will ever be able to watch this crap and they should not be able to have it on TV!

Posted at 11:31 AM on Jan 20, 2011 by Starr
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35 years old and too stupid to know how to turn off the TV or change the channel. WOW too bad. Grow the hell up at 35 and don't watch what you don't like!!!!!!!!!!!!

1348 days ago
105.

toto    

All the lashing out against this stupid show is just going to make even more teens go and watch it, so it's pointless to be critical of it. Don't like it then change the channel, it's simple as that.

1348 days ago
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