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on 'Vulgar' Howard Stern

5/7/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0506_howard_stern_ptp_logo_gettyThe Parents Television Council is seething with anger over Howard Stern's new gig on "America's Got Talent" ... so they fired off a scathing letter to ALL the show's sponsors, threatening them to cut ties or face their wrath.

TMZ obtained a letter -- written by the PTC -- that was sent to a whopping 91 advertisers and commands them NOT to invest their millions with NBC's tent-pole talent show ... because they feel Howard Stern will corrupt America's children with his provocative ways. 

In the letter, PTC cites Stern's violent and crude language as reasons to boycott the show, quoting his comments on former "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino: "Hey Fantasia, you’re not getting little boys hard. Nobody’s beating off to you. Little boys want boners. They want a Britney Spears or a Rihanna."

The PTC blasts Stern's talent-judging qualifications -- saying he's only an expert at "looking at insecure, naked young women and telling them whether or not they were hot enough to pose for Playboy."

PTC's threats can't be taken too lightly ... the advocacy group targeted MTV's "Skins" and NBC's "The Playboy Club" ... and BOTH were later cancelled -- though neither of them drew the ratings of 'AGT.'

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If advertisers choose to cut ties with AGT ...  it could mean MILLIONS of dollars lost for NBC.

So we gotta ask:




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Twilight Sparkle    

So they care about their kids, but also want kids to get boners off judges? Yeah PTC, buck off and goto hell .-.

836 days ago
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Jordan    

Howard stern is not on tv yet and already making judgments against what he is going to say, but on american idol Steven Tyler is allowed to make pedephille remarks about underage girls on the show and Jennifer Lopez is allowed to say it is allowed to sexualize underage girls on the show because that is show business.

836 days ago
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mandogdog    

Come on they knew this gonna happen what did you expect when you sign up someone who has already been banned from public airwaves

836 days ago
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just my opinion    

I've listened to Howard Stern since I was 14(where were my parents? lol) and i'm 28 now. i followed him to sirius and am a huge supporter but they have a point. howard is not really an appropriate addition to a family show. that show plays to a WAY too clean demographic for him. kids who watch will pretty much google him to figure out who he is and the stuff they find will be pretty interesting...

i love Howard but everything is not suited for everyone. I didnt even understand why Steven Tyler was put on American Idol...he's creepy as hell.

836 days ago
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joecrabs    

Listen, Howard Stern and his act are as tired as they come, but what I can't stand are these fu*&ing "parent" groups that try to say what should or should not be on TV or radio. They do more damage by bringing attention to this boring old radio show that no one listens to and that would go away if they just ignored it. This is the ultimate free advertising that these "shock jocks" want.

836 days ago
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Philly    

Most people who hate stern never listened to him and have no lives. So, you'd think they'd have time to listen to him. There's no excuse.

836 days ago
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Passion Of The Taint    

The Parents Television Council has 6 rapist's that are born again Christians, 7 Mormons and a goat with devil eyes!!!!!


The Parents Television Council are a bunch of old fart sniffers with nothing better to do with their self-centered lives.

836 days ago
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Jay Singer    

AGT is a great show. Should not have to suffer distractions like this. This is a crisis waiting to happen. Best solution is not to go there to begin with.

836 days ago
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Jordan    

Simon Cowell knows what he is doing after all Americas got talent found the winning act that produced the highest ever reality show contract that includes every contestant from american idol.

836 days ago
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Jackie    

Hmm!!!.....Ok....how about they start their own channel? than

836 days ago
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Bridget    

Howard Stern is not stupid. He knows he has to adjust his act to be more family friendly.


And the PTC acts like AGT is this incredibly clean show or something. I have seen a few seasons of it and it can be very suggestive. I mean for heavens sakes they had a pole dancer as one of their finalists last year.


PTC is just a TOOL for free publicity now. Ofcource AGT knew exactly what their reaction would be when they hired STERN. The only thing America's Got Talent probibly has to say to them is... WHAT THE HECK TOOK YOU SO LONG??? WE WANTED YOU WHINING ABOUT THIS WEEKS AGO!!

I for one wasn't going to watch another season of it until they announced HOWARD was going to be a judge. Now I'm definetly watching.


Oh, and the PTC didn't get PLAYBOY CLUB cancelled, your giving them to much credit... It's fricken lead was Eddie Cibrian it was dead before it started.

836 days ago
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jeff    

They better keep Howard! Groups like this are ridiculous! Dont tell me or others what we should watch or listen to! Or invest there money in! Last I checked this is america and im pretty sure you have the right to offend someone as well as be offended! Its called freedom of speech. You want freedom of speech when it agrees with you but not when it dont. GROW UP AMERICA! Stand for your rights that soldiers are dieing for! If you dont like whats being put on your tv turn the thing off! You dont have to have TV!

836 days ago
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BB not bb    

Howard you have to take with a grain of salt, or perhaps a barrel of salt. He is a weird neurotic guy. He says some good things and some awful things. I think the show is trying to add some edginess to an otherwise bland format. He could really perk it up.


I don't think he will make lewd commments on that show. If he does on his own show, the kids don't have to be listening to that. Alot of comedians do a clean act and then also have a dirty act. I have heard Bob Saget from Full House was like that.


Maybe they should wait and see how it goes before judging the show and Stern. He might be good at it and make a difference. Skins looked disgusting so they can go ahead with campaigning against something like that. Playboy I don't know why would even be on mainstream TV, so they can go ahead with that campaign also.


Stern isn't a complete beast. He is a family man also and has some values. I say give him a chance.

836 days ago
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JOHN     

I HAVE LIVED LONG, ENOUGH, TO WITNESS, IN AMERICA, SOME OF THE MOST TALENT LESS, VULGAR,MINDLESS,PIECES, OF ****, RISE TO "FAME". ONLY!!!!!!< IN AMERICA. ANY WHERE, ELSE THAT HAPLESS F``K, WOULD BE FILLETED ,AND FED TO THE DOGS IN THE STREET. I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND , MANY OF THE CHOICES OF MEDIA/ENTERTAINMENT...ETC. AMERICANS PATRONIZE ...AND I AM NOT ALONE, BE SURE!

836 days ago
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YiPPiE    

I believe it should read "corruptive ways". Stern is far from being "provocative".

836 days ago
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