Is "Skins" Too Much For TV?

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"Skins" has been a popular TV show in the UK, and last week the US version made its debut. There has been a lot of buzz around the show with many calling it too racy for TV. Advertisers have even... 000_006_702_skinsracy

"Skins" has been a popular TV show in the UK, and last week the US version made its debut.

There has been a lot of buzz around the show with many calling it too racy for TV. Advertisers have even pulled their ads from airing during the show. According to THR, Wrigley is the third major sponsor to pull their ads, with Taco Bell and GM leading the way.

"Skins" has also been targeted by the Parents Television Council as "the most dangerous television show for children that we have ever seen. It has also called for a federal investigation of the show.

MTV responded to the criticism with the 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. We are confident that the episodes of Skins will not only comply with all applicable legal requirements, but also with our responsibilities to our viewers.

"We also have taken numerous steps to alert viewers to the strong subject matter so that they can choose for themselves whether it is appropriate."

What do you think of "Skins"? Does it go too far? Do you agree with the companies who are pulling their ads?

(Photo: MTV)

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