MTV Execs In Hot Water Over US Version Of Skins Being Branded as Porn
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MTV Execs In Hot Water Over US Version Of Skins Being Branded as Porn

New York City : NY : USA | Jan 21, 2011 at 6:14 PM PST
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MTV executives have a new hit drama on their hands, Skins, which features the sexual and drug-fueled exploits of misfit teenagers – which happens to be their target audience.

But in their excitement to watch young teens have sex with each other, they forgot one thing – it’s child pornography.

Executives at the cable channel were hauled away by the FBI late yesterday – in front of the Jersey Shore cast. They were charged with violating became federal child pornography statutes.

A spokesperson for MTV, Margaret Meadow, immediately issued this statement, “This is awesome!! We are going to get so much press for this. Yes, they were arrested, but we more executives here and we are just going keep on airing the show until we are all arrested and they ratings… soar!”

The Feds were particularly concerned about the third episode of the series, which is to be broadcast Jan. 31. In the show, a naked 17-year-old actor is shown from behind as he runs down a street. The actor, Jesse Carere, plays Chris, a high school student whose erection — assisted by erectile dysfunction pills — is a punch line throughout the episode.

As the actor runs down the street – he stops and shows all the teenage girls on the block his “enhanced erection” and then he proceeds to masturbate in front of them, while they drink Rock Star Energy Drink (a sponsor for the show) and take photos of him and post them on their Facebook pages.

Meadow said, “MTV has been pushing the envelope for decades and now the envelope is so far away from the table, that we have to push something else, so we decided to push teenage boys with enhanced erections and we think we can push that pretty far, because, we’re MTV and we have Snooki.”

MTV’s president and other executives declined interview from the City Jail, but they did said that the other prisoners in the City Jail had watched the episodes of Skins and “really loved it.” One inmate, Chuck Wedge, a pedophile said, “Man, I like that MTV is doing something edgy. I applaud them for bringing real-life drama to the television screen. It’s ground-breaking.”

“ ‘Skins’ is a show that addresses real-world issues confronting teens in a frank and overly sexualized way,” said Meadow in another statement. “We review all of our shows and work with all of our producers on an ongoing basis to ensure our shows comply with laws and community standards. And the community that we comply with is – Greenwich Village.

Child pornography is defined by the United States as any visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In some cases, “a picture of a naked child may constitute illegal child pornography if it is sufficiently sexually suggestive,” according to the Justice Department’s legal guidance. Anyone younger than 18 is considered to be a minor.

The youngest cast member on “Skins” is 15.

The show is off to a running start. It attracted 3.3 million to its premiere on Monday night and set a new first-episode record for the channel among viewers ages 12 to 34.

Episodes of “Skins” are rated TV-MA, indicating that the content may be unsuitable for viewers younger than 17. MTV states in news releases that it is “specifically designed to be viewed by adults.” However, many of MTV’s viewers are in middle and high school. According to the Nielsen Company, the first episode drew 1.2 million people younger than 18.

Skins will continue to air… don’t miss a minute of it!

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