MTV’s ‘Skins’: Kiddie Porn or Real Life for Teens?

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MTV’s new hit show “Skins” is meant to push boundaries.  But the Parents Television Council is saying the show may be child pornography and they are asking Congress to investigate. The scripted show features real teenagers - ages 15 to 19 - drinking, taking drugs, and having sex.   Executives at MTV are apparently worried enough that they asked the show producers to tone down some explicit content, especially in episode #3, which is set to air on January 31, according to the New York Times.

"The Today Show" takes a look at the developing controversy.

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2 thoughts on “MTV’s ‘Skins’: Kiddie Porn or Real Life for Teens?

  1. The backside of a 17 year old is hardly child pornography. It does push limits, but it seems more realistic than most other shows airing these days of “reality tv”.

    • Hill Street Blues caused a similar uproar more than 20 years ago with a scene showing the nude rear end of actor Dennis Franz. Protesters picketed, but NBC broadcast the episode with a viewer warning. Of course, no children were involved.