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Jan 21 2010

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MTV’s “Skins”: Group Calls for Federal Child Porn Probe – It’s About Time!!

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) MTV’s new show “Skins” reportedly had executives at the cable station worried over whether or not some scenes in upcoming episodes might violate Federal child pornography statutes.

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Another group shares their concern: The Parents Television Council. And they’re asking for a federal investigation.

TMZ reports that the watchdog group sent a letter to the Dept. of Justice and the US Senate and House Judiciary Committees which reads in part:

“It is clear that Viacom has knowingly produced material that may well be in violation of [several anti-child pornography laws].”

The New York Times previously reported that MTV executives were scared that upcoming episodes may violate federal child pornography statutes.

 

According to the newspaper, it was the third episode of the series, which is scheduled to be broadcast Jan. 31, that is drew some concern due to a nude scene with a 17-year-old actor shown running down a street.

The executives ordered the producers to make changes to tone down some of the most explicit content, according to the Times.

 

 

 

The Parents Television Council hasn’t waited for that episode to air. They previously blasted MTV for marketing the show to a teenage audience and declared, “‘Skins’ may well be the most dangerous television show for children that we have ever seen.”

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