Urge the Justice Department to investigate MTV network for 'Skins'

Federal child pornography laws may have been violated.

January 25, 2011 

MTV's Skins uses teen-aged actors to carelessly flaunt and promote underage drinking, heavy drug abuse, violence and extreme sexual activities with each other, teachers and other adults on a scale never before seen on TV. The content is so graphic that MTV is rating the program TV-MA, but MTV is extensively marketed to high-school children! 

Skins may be in violation of child pornography laws. Unless you take action, the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder will not investigate and will likely allow MTV continue to sexually exploit teen-age actors unchallenged! See the Foxnews news video. 

The New York Times reported that even MTV network execs are now concerned that the show may violate federal child pornography laws. Yet, MTV went ahead and released a Skins trailer showing a teen lesbian kiss. 

The New York Times said, "Senior executives are now considering additional editing for coming episodes, but that's a little like trying to lock the door after a naked 17-year-old has already busted out and gone running down the street, which is precisely what one of the characters does in Episode 3 — with a pill-enhanced erection, no less." 

In addition to the sexual content on the show involving cast members as young as 15, Parents Television Council counted 42 depictions and references to drugs and alcohol use in the premiere episode. 

Already, Wrigley Company, Taco Bell, Subway and GM have pulled their ad support from the show. AFA's OneMillionMoms.com division is now calling on other advertisers to drop the show. See the list of advertisers here. 

TAKE ACTION 

It's not enough that advertisers are pulling their financial support from MTV's Skins. Federal child pornography laws may have been broken. 

Email and ask U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the MTV network for possible violation of federal child pornography laws. 

 

Take Action Now 

Email and ask U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the MTV network for possible violation of federal child pornography laws.