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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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106.

feliciarox    

Newsflash, if you don't like it.....DON'T FREAKING WATCH IT! I haven't seen it yet, but I am damn sick of having things on tv, or movies or whatever being taken off the air or being edited out, so no one offends you people. I don't wanna watch Oprah or Doctor Oz, or OWN or whatever the hell you older people that are so scarred by Skins watch, but you don't see me trying to get it off the air, now go watch Lifetime, and leave our programming alone, and quit trying to censor every damn thing, it's the rest of American's choice to watch it, it's NOT your choice to tell me what I can watch. Ughhhhh. I am so sick of this country's catering to you uptight people.

1282 days ago
107.

DaSH    

I don't see the PTC complaining about all the movies that come out. The ones that actually show nudity involving persons portraying teenagers.... Every year there are hundreds of horror movies that show GRAPHIC SEXUAL SITUATIONS with adult actors playing teenagers. No complaints though, huh? It's basically the same principle.

1282 days ago
108.

mcg99    

I wonder if Bubbles the Chimp would like his/her children ON this sorry excuse for a show. Nevermind, he/she probably wouldn't give a damn - that's the problem with society today- no one gives a damn that this whole generation is wasting away - literally - because they do imitate the male and female whores that Hollywood pushes on society in the name of "entertainment." I mean come on- WHY THE HELL IS SNOOKI FAMOUS?

1282 days ago
109.

mcg99    

For Ky who wrote:
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!!

THAT'S THE PROBLEM -not too many good parents around these days- have you read the headlines? If there were as many good parents as you think there are- this generation wouldn't be cluless about the things that really matter - It's the lack of any foundation at all that has created a generation whose priority is where they are getting their next high!

WAKE UP PEOPLE - WE'RE LOSING THIS GENERATION!

1282 days ago
110.

MissAnn    

People in the Parent Television Council are just mad their own children were not cast in this tv show. I bet $1000000 if their own child were in this show they would turn a blind eye like most good Christians do.

1282 days ago
111.

tasha    

i usually read comments but never post anything but i have something that i want to say to everyone saying that this show needs to be pulled. I am a 32 year old mother of a 13 year old boy and even if you do not want to believe it that is how some teens act I do not see anyone saying they need to pull gossip girl which in the first season was about basically the same exact things!! guess what as perents you dont have to let you kids watch it! i wont be letting my son watch it but i will watch it parents need to think of this show as something that is removing those rose tinted glasses to see what todays kids can be like the show is no worse that the hard times of rj berger i didnt see anything that in the show that made me think child pornography

1282 days ago
112.

izzy    

ive been watching the English version for over 2 years now, i was a teenager then, and i have never gone out and done these kinds of things. you know why? Cause im not an idiot! I, like the vast majority of teenagers, are able to tell its fiction!

and if you bothered to actually learn what the shows about you'd learn that it shows the horrible concequences of these kinds of actions. it shows how drugs and reckless sex can rip lives appart. characters have died, or ended up in psych hospitals, or plain just had terrible day to day lives from it.

despite how stupid you seem to think teens are, they are not going to see this and go 'hmm tony ends up having everyone hate him for acting like this, im gonna try that too. effy ends up being drugged and nearly raped, that sounds like fun! (sorry for the spoilers) chris DIES because he refuses to stop taking drugs, yeah thats a great idea!" kids arent stupid, bother to look past the surface and you see that this show is actually pretty smart, it IS teaching kids to grow up and take responsibility for stupid actions, but in a format that they actually want to see, not having some out of touch adult yelling at them. often kids will do things simply because they are told not to do them. show them the real consequences and maybe they will think twice able rebeling simply for the sake of it.

the US version is soooo edited, far weaker than the UK version. everyone i know has been dreading this version cause we thought the US would ruin it. it was a pretty pathetic attempt at a brilliant show.

1282 days ago
113.

Mr Xiavia    

Anyone remember the movie Kids? Thats what this show is basically. I liked that movie more though.


Anyways, you all need to stop moaning about this show. If you don't want your children to watch it, then be an effing parent and make sure your child (WHICH IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY) DOESN'T WATCH THE SHOW. Also if you do not want to watch the show there is this button on your TV remote(or TV) that allows you to either turn off the TV or change the channel. Get familiar w/ that button. It can be your friend.

If your child watches this show and mimics the actions of the actors on the show, then this is YOUR FAULT that YOU have FAILED AS A PARENT.

Quit relying on the government or someone else to step in to help you raise your kid. Your f*** trophy(or trophies) are your problem and no one elses.

Quit moaning.

1282 days ago
114.

Jess    

Any parent complaining about this needs to stop, get off the computer, and work harder on their parenting skills. You know, rather than whining about how a FICTIONAL television program is going to corrupt their poor innocent darlings. If your kid is dumb in enough to imitate everything they watch or read, sorry but that's your poor guidance talking. So why don't you stop the sniveling and take some agency.

Trust me, it really isn't a coincidence that every parent I know who blames the 'bad example' of rest of the world for their kid's failings ALWAYS has their kid turn around and blame them. Lead by example, folks.

1282 days ago
115.

bienda    

Most teens DO NOT ACT THIS WAY! If yours does, get treatment (for you to cuz you raised them!), move or kick them out! Parent YOUR kids! The actors papents need help!!

1282 days ago
116.

Noah    

I watched the American version and think the British version is alot better. I don't understand why everyone is freaking out about the show though.

That is how kids behave and I know this because I am a teen and currently growing up in America.

This show isn't really that big of a deal..

1282 days ago
117.

Concerned    

Are you kidding or what? Glamorizing sex and drugs??? Several incidents have occured from kids watching television shows and it's because they wanted to try it because they saw it on TV. Why then do they now state, "Don't attempt." I really don't think it boils down to parenting. Even if TV shows like this were blocked at your house they may not be blocked at friends homes. Teens are normally and naturally curious and if it is shown on TV "it must be ok." Isn't there enough sex and drugs on TV now without it being overly blatent like this show?

1281 days ago
118.

arielle    

For heaven's sake - this show is a replica of a show aired in England. Like, a direct replica (at least an attempt to be). You don't hear the English complaining.

I'm all for censoring what children watch - but at the personal level. If you don't like the show - DON'T LET YOUR KIDS WATCH IT! We need to get off our high horses and stop crying wolf every time someone shows a teenager drinking or smoking pot (cuz, ya know, that NEVER happens...) or having sex (oh, that definitely never happens.)

If we're going to be THIS crazy about inappropriate behavior, maybe we should call the people who run this council BAD PARENTS because they aren't capable of stopping their children from watching Skins....I'm just sayin.

1281 days ago
119.

ribbit    

LOL America. You are so pathetic. There's not even nudity in the show let alone porn. Download the British version and see how it's really done.

1281 days ago
120.

Mayu    

MTV use to stand for MUSIC tv. Now it stands for glorifying teenage sex drugs and basically serves to entice pedophiles.

a few people keep saying "come on this show is FICTION". Yeah, it's fiction, but it's depicting teenagers in graphic sexual situations using underage actors. Fictional or not, it's disgusting and wrong.

1281 days ago
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