Skins Is Just Way Too Sexy For America

Wrigleys recently became the third company to withdraw advertising from MTV’s new remake of Skins, according to this article. Supposedly, a television show that depicts realistic teenage sexuality and sexual practices/habits is just way too risque for Wrigleys (not to mention Taco Bell and GM).

According to the article, “The Parents Television Council, which last week called “Skins” ‘the most dangerous program ever’ for children, has targeted the show’s advertisers, saying the show depicts sexual content involving cast members as young as 15.” The group has also proposed that the Justice Department investigate whether or not the show’s producers are breaking child pornography laws.

Original cast of Skins, image courtesy of hecklerspray.com

Okay, seriously? This never happened with the original (and might I say seriously more legitimate) Skins. MTV, I hate to say it, but you shouldn’t have even gone near the original Skins. America’s just not ready for this much sexiness.

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Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.

  • JustSomeGuy

    I have never seen the show. I only know about it because I have known many young woman on American blogsites who have posted Hannah Murray icons. The HUGE female blog crowd that is obsessed with Lolita and Pretty Baby and anorexia. She made quite an impact due to her emo character in the show, but also because she is so pretty and Lula Magazine looking. And whenever I visit Tumblr, young women post a kazillion photos of pretty and young fashion models including Hannah.

    MTV has stated that the show depicts real problems that teens experience today. But even back in the prehistoric days of the 70′s there were crazy amounts of highschool freshmen sex and pregnancies and the Afternoon Special dealt with topics like this without actually showing the kids boning each other.

    I haven’t seen this new Skins show but showing scenes with young girls in erotic scenes will just be one more thing that shows up in an actresses ‘resume’ on the Mr. Skin website.