TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

H&R Block -- We Want No Part of 'Skins'

1/22/2011 7:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

H&R Block is the latest company to pull its ads from the controversial MTV show "Skins" -- but the company tells us their ad wasn't supposed to run during the show in the first place.

0122_HRBlock_SKINs_EX

The popular tax return company is just the latest to pull its ads from the show -- Wrigley, Taco Bell and GM have already pulled theirs. A rep for the company tells TMZ, "H&R Block is not an advertiser of the show. One ad ran by mistake as part of a rotation. Once we learned this, we immediately took steps to ensure it didn't happen again. This program is not brand right and H&R Block did not select it to be part of our rotation."

The controversial teen drama has drawn the ire of conservative groups because of its racy subject matter. The Parents Television Council has fired off a letter voicing their concerns to the U.S Department of Justice and the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees.


83 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

JANDEA61    

THE BRAIN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

1285 days ago
2.

silver7s    

what a bunch of hyprocrites..i bet the advertise for 90210 and gossip girl......get with the times

1285 days ago
3.

josh    

This show is a bit nuts...unless you're into kidskinflicks...then you also qualify as a sicko! Those that support this have their priorities out of whack.

1285 days ago
4.

Mike    

That's great you pulled your sponsorship but the show is still going to be watched by your 7 year old duaghter and your 7 year old son. Who do you think watches MTV? It's still going to be watched by the youth of America, thank you responsible government for destroying our future via MTV.

1285 days ago
5.

Made it Past 27    

why were those 2 guys in bed together at the end??

1285 days ago
6.

Made it Past 27    

why were those 2 guys in bed together at the end??

1285 days ago
7.

The Love Sponge    

I know the sponsors would come roaring back if it was a bunch of naked queens in a cluster f!*k. Why does it always have to be a bunch of naked straight teens. I love teens but I'm happier being a queen. Please do a show on teenage drag queens. Thanks

1285 days ago
8.

kp    

why don't they go after day time soaps, they get pretty hot and heavy. Flex there muscule to see how strong and powerful they can be

1285 days ago
9.

xuming    

Seriously!? I would have assumed he was too busy having sexual intercourse to make the game.....
Yeah i agree that finding the perfect match isn’t easy, but you will find him or she when the right time comes.Every love story will unfold on it's own. Start your own wealthy love story for real at ---Richfriends.org---is meant to be the place to connect with beautiful and successful friends !

1285 days ago
10.

DDN1200    

Hooray for teen lust! For every under 10 kid that watches this show there will be at least 10 kids that really will say 'I'll do everything I can to make sure that I DON'T do those things'...This is really not the emergency you people make it out to be. Oh yeah and guess what? Parenting is ultimately still your responsibility as in if you're really worried about this effecting your children then maybe you need to evaluate your effectiveness as positive roll models in your children's lives. It's TV for goodness sake!

1285 days ago
11.

UCFchiCk    

Hey guess what?! There's an OFF button on your remote! You don't like it? Then TURN IT OFF!!! No one is forcing you to watch it, jeez! I'm tired of these old conservative geezers trying to dictate what people watch! Get a hobby and move on!

1285 days ago
12.

Sugar Kitty    

Good for H&R Block. This 'Skins' show seems like pure trash.

1285 days ago
13.

Shane!    

They need to get rid of MTV anyway. Their reality shows are faked because my sister has been filming 16 and Pregnant and MTV sets everything up. Plus, they are very disrespectful in peoples homes. And, their shows are dumb and make our kids dumb. That is one network that needs to go.

1285 days ago
14.

jack     

How do you air a show like skins in America when censorship is restrictive and over the top?

1285 days ago
15.

Michael    

**** MTV...Just watch the original British version

1285 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web