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Parents Org. to 'AGT' Sponsors

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on 'Vulgar' Howard Stern

5/7/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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.'

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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cameron datzker    

Howard Stern will be a great Judge and The parents television council sound like a bunch of morons. They raise the bar to stupidity.

806 days ago


If you dont like the show, then dont watch. What is with all these losers trying to dictate what should be on the air?

805 days ago


I think he STINKS...I am NOT going to watch MGT this year...becuz of HIM.

805 days ago


I hate organized groups that try to force people/business to do things because they don't see it fit for them & their lifestyle. Um this is America. NBC should put whoever on any show. People are well capable of making their own decisions to watch or not
. Parents don't take your kids to audition if you don't like Howard Stern judging them. Parents don't watch and don't let your kids watch if you don't like the choice NBC has made. It's about $$$ if the show tanks then they will know if they made a mistake putting him in there. But please, let people exercise their rights and freedoms

804 days ago


I personally used to watch episodes of AGT and I will never watch again as long as that vile, disgusting pig Howard Stern is on it. That's my opinion just like PTC has the right to voice their concerns or Stern's fans have the right to defend him. Last time I checked this was America.

801 days ago

Patricia T    

tell Howard Stern to keep his BIG MOUTH SHUT. He is ruining the show and i for one will not keep watching this great show with his face on it.

800 days ago
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