MTV Knows New Show May Break Child Porn Laws

01/23/2011 10:05

From NewsRealBlog and @Endtimesnews:

Some crimes deserve harsher punishments, because they hurt children.  Producing child pornography is one of those crimes.  But now that MTV has discovered their hot new show may be considered child porn, their biggest concern is showing things as close to child porn as possible without getting themselves in legal trouble.  Instead of running away from the disgusting act of showing kids in sexual and even nude scenes, MTV is seeking legal advice to push up against state laws without breaking them.

Skins (trailer here) is a new MTV show that premiered last Monday night. The program features teens involved in pretty explicit scenes of sex and drugs. Now that people have seen what the show is about advertisers (Taco Bell for example) are dropping it, family groups are boycotting, and some are calling for investigations that MTV may be breaking both child porn and sex offender laws.

The show’s problem is not simply about what it portrays, but who they have used to portray it.  The vast majority of the actors on Skins are under 18 and some are as young as 15.  So the show that has nudity and highly charged sexual scenes is actually using 15 and 16-year-olds to do those acts.  If these scenes were filmed by a random adult in his home then he could possibly face 20 years for child pornography and become a registered sex offender. But MTV is a global empire and they are doing their best to avoid any legal problems.

It has been reported by the star.com that the network is ordering producers to cut the more explicit content that could get them in trouble.

At issue is a scene from the third episode, where Chris (played by Thornhill’s Jesse Carere, 17) is shown from behind naked and running down a street after taking erectile dysfunction drugs. The scene becomes a recurring gag throughout the episode and MTV is concerned about other scenes in upcoming episodes from the series.

Child pornography laws vary in different states when it defines what age is illegal, but the laws usually define child porn as

any visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

There is no doubt that this show is full of minors engaging in sexually explicit content.  The Parents Television Council is calling on the US Justice Department to investigate the show.

The show is based on a British show of the same name that supposedly is even more graphic, but yet it has been already shown on BBC America.  No one noticed because it was on BBC America, a channel few people watch or even get on their television.  MTV is very popular among teens.  So 12 year olds are going to be watching naked kids a few years older then them simulate sex acts.  How can anyone not find the concept frightening and disgusting?

Does MTV have no conscience of what they promote?  One of the stars of the show has already admitted that watching the Brit version of the show was “an inspiration (for her)…to act rebelliously as a teenager.”  Now the teen actress is playing a “sex-mad” girl.

The show typically portrays sex in the most damaging ways.  It teaches young boys that sex is to be a 24/7 craving that needs to be fulfilled by any means possible.  And one family therapist told ABC News how much worse it is for girls.

The girls concern me even more because if you look at the kind of sexuality that’s portrayed its often in fact not mutual, it’s about girls feeling they need to service boys in order to keep them.  I think this a direct, in some ways, backlash to the empowerment of girls. I think we need to stand up to it and have our daughters stand up to it and do what they feel comfortable with. – Terry Real

So MTV is using actual young teens to portray teen girls as sex objects needing to fulfill the sexual needs of boys.  What happened to the last 50 years of women’s liberation?  Why aren’t feminists groups joining with family groups to speak out against such filth?  And does MTV really not get that this show is likely to encourage damaging views of sex and even be fodder for the growing problem of adult men preying on teen girls online as sex objects? Mark my words, there will be countless cases of  young girls acting like the girls on Skins and adult men taking advantage of it.

Every month men are arrested for seeking out and viewing sexual images of teen girls. And now MTV is doing the work for them and nothing has been done to stop them. MTV has adult men filming teen girls and boys nude and in simulated sexual acts.  Why are they not being arrested and why in the world is such filth allowed on the air?

 

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