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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.

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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.


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amy    

well ur posts come across like u feel you have a superior way of dealing with issues...I said in my very first post, the one you first commented on, that that is your culture and that is fine but you took the route of saying the difference between us is some of you still care. I for one think Americas laws on drugs and other things are far stricter, and far better, than we have here in Ireland, and I am sure you have heard of how corrupt our current government and bankers are, and I wish that we had the fraud laws the US has so that they would get locked up and punished properly, but as for the TV thing I was saying my opinion, whilst respecting everyone elses on here...but you came at me with a very attitude full response. If some people are saying Americans are ignorant for not embracing the show then reply to them about that not me.

1312 days ago
77.

Amy    

WOW!!! I'm just going to go ahead and say it...some of you people on here leaving comments are complete idiots!! Get a life!! Do something important with your time! There are more important things to be concerned about here in America than a t.v. show! LMAO!!!

I'm going to break this down very simply, as I have been in your position quite a few times. I've found myself sitting at home bored watching t.v. when something came on the channel I didn't like. Here's how I learned to deal with that:
Step 1: Pick up the remote.
Step 2: Change the F***ING channel!!!!

Seriously???? It's not hard. No wonder our country is so screwed up! People get themselves all worked up over a tv show!
Be a parent, set an example, be a good role model, talk to your kids, and if need be block MTV!! I'm pretty sure that's an option on every t.v.
MTV is not responsible for your children. YOU ARE! Do your job & quit relying on the media, celebrities, etc to do it for you! When I was younger, there were certain things on t.v. my parents didn't want me to watch & they made it clear. Now that I'm an adult, I don't allow my child to watch "Family Guy." Although, I find it hilarious, it's too adult for a 5 year old. You didn't have my parents, or myself for that matter, firing off angry letters to the station or our congress or whoever. It's called "parental control." Spend less time boycotting & protesting and more time with your kids. Sheesh!

1312 days ago
78.

Tricia    

Does anyone remember a show on MTV called "Undressed"? It was all about sex! Multiple partners, losing your virginity, gay, lesbian, everything! Who cares what the show is about?! If it's good, leave it the hell alone! Everyone needs to put on their big-kid pants and grow the f*ck up!

1312 days ago
79.

Jane    

I bet if the kids were shooting each other everything would be o.k. You can kill all you want in this country but God forbid anyone having sex. Were you people never teens yourselves? Or were you just repressed? Sounds like sour grapes/closet arousal/guilt to me.

1312 days ago
80.

penny green    

MTV has been pushing soft porn,profanity,and general perverted crap for years, the only thing they don't do is music. I don't believe in censorship but this crap should be taken off the tube!

1312 days ago
81.

VAL    

I love MTV, but I just didnt get into Skins. The acting is so bad it made my (skin) crawl! Sorry MTV this show just doesnt cut it. I would rather watch the orginal Real World shows.

1311 days ago
82.

boobymanz    

Massive loss here. How will 16 year old's know who to turn to for their tax refunds?

1311 days ago
83.

Deana    

Remember when all the sponsers pulled out of the Jersey Shore and now its like the biggest hit on MTV in years..Though to be honest I dont think I can push myself to watch this show the whole thing seems disgusting to me as parent at least the cast of Jersey Shore are all 20 something year olds now teenie boppers..this Skins show is to much even for me and im pretty liberal when it comes to what I will watch.

1300 days ago
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