Skins US Child Porn Investigation Request

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Parents Television Council sent a letter to the US Department of Justice and the US Senate and House Judiciary Committees concerning how MTV show ‘Skins’ uses underage actors in graphic sexual situations. They’re requesting a federal investigation into potential child pornography violations, reports TMZ.

‘In addition to the sexual content on the show involving cast members as young as 15, PTC counted 42 depictions and references to drugs and alcohol in the premiere episode. It is clear that Viacom has knowingly produced material that may well be in violation of [several anti-child pornography laws].’

  • Anonymous

    It’s just a show, jeez. If they signed the forms and their parents signed the forms then it doesn’t matter.

  • Anonymous

    Bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    exactly!

  • Gearsarealwaysturning

    This show sucks. lol

  • Anonymous

    Well said!

    rip
    Chris and Freddie

    lol…

  • LetsJumpTheSun

    LMAO RANDOM

  • WakaWakaEhEh

    This show sucks. lol
    ___

    The UK version is better.

  • ColdAsU

    What is skins about?

  • Gearsarealwaysturning

    34 pm
    WakaWakaEhEh said:
    This show sucks. lol
    ___

    The UK version is better.
    ===
    that is the only version i saw and it still sucks. SUCKS SO BAD.

  • Anonymous

    this is exactly why US shoudl have left skins to the UK

  • Anonymous

    this remember me the video “who owns my heart”

  • Bubbly-Joe

    Never seen the show. Not even on my TV guide. lol. But all I watch is Jersey Shore and Family Guy.

  • WakaWakaEhEh

    What is skins about?
    __

    Teenagers that do drugs :P

  • puddingtoes

    Omfg. Shut up. If the show is already on the fucking tv, what do you think you’re gonna do besides get publicity for yourselves?

    Instead of counting the numbers of drug/sex references on a TV show, why don’t you keep an eye on your own fucking kids, alright?

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but this just has America written all over it.

  • _herecomestrouble.

    Do the want us to be nuns?

  • Sandy R.

    here’s what someone should tell them: Listen, you dont want your damn kids watching it, then block it on your fucking tv you dicks. god, instead of wanting to ruining shit for other things, why dont you go after that Teen Mom 2 shit and all that. that caused more teens to get pregnant, so what the fuck? whatever, these parents are retarded. they need to mind their own businesses and pay attention to their children.

  • Jade

    I’m sorry, but if you haven’t seen the British version of Skins, I’m sure you don’t know what Skins is truly about. Skins shows all the sides of british teenagers, the dark ones and the bright ones. It’s more than just ‘drugs’. They show their lives, their problems, their relationships, their way of facing life and so on. Yeah, they do use drugs. And a lot. But there’s more than just drugs and alcohol and parties. There’s comedy, and drama, and death, and everything a teenager is supposed to live.

  • Anonymous

    that’s clearly a massive lie, coming from someone who probably hasen’t even been to the UK, it is just TV where that’s the case the police are waaaay tighter that’s why the crime rate is lower

  • Lupo

    Jan 20, 2011 @ 09:26 pm
    Anonymous said:

    This is nuts! Skins is one of the famous shows in the UK. No offense, but I get really irritated with American television always taking something amazing and try to Americanize it, which in my opinion ruins the essence of the original versions. Ugh.

    Americans are really irritated with UK program(mes) and Americanize it as well but not for the reasons you might thing.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, screw it. Tell them to go to any high school in the country and see what kids are doing. They could even find worse stuff. STFU, Parents Television Council. No one likes you.

  • Lupo

    The UK version of shit is still shit

  • MeenuD

    This show should be canceled and just kept in the UK.

  • Anonymous

    people in the us are only being uptight because the actors are underage. anyone that participated in a sexual scene in the uk skins was over the age of 18 in real life, therefore it was legal.

  • Anonymous

    This is nuts! Skins is one of the famous shows in the UK. No offense, but I get really irritated with American television always taking something amazing and try to Americanize it, which in my opinion ruins the essence of the original versions. Ugh.

  • erinh404

    it’s funny how the us is much more uptight about censorship on tv than the uk is, yet in real life, americans are probably wayyyy more crazy and out of control than the british.

  • XoePowns

    I can’t stand this this damn Parent Pussy Council or whatever the hell it is. Like um, it’s not directed to fourth graders.
    Like WTH so many things I can say -_-

  • Lupo

    Also I liked Skins before when it was first released as the film “Kids”

    I have no legs

  • Anonymous

    Who are those people in your icon? & agreed.

  • Anonymous

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

    Honestly, these parent associations piss me off. They have no right to fight about this because these kids auditioned for these roles knowing what they would have to portray and ALSO, this show wasn’t ment for tweens. Its for young adults.

    UGH. I can understand why they would feel the need to complain about Miley’s image – although I still don’t think they have a right to tell her how to grow up- but this is just stupid.

    Americans have this stupid desire to ruin everything.

  • Anonymous

    The whole cast in the uk were 16-17, Kaya Scodelario was 14 in the first season.

  • HiStan

    WakaWakaEhEh said:
    It was bound to happen.

    mte

  • Anonymous

    i tired of this parental television shit stfu and mind your own business dam

  • Anonymous

    Any parent that has time to do this is NOT doing a good parenting job. My mom spends all her time with me and my little brother and sister. I don’t think she has very much time to herself because we have a lot of needs and shit and she has a household to run. If she slacked a little, she could do some parent association. Probably basically a bunch of hypocrites this group is. If you don’t care about your own kids first–FULLY–, you’re just…wow. Sorry but I don’t buy they are doing parenting 100% AND have time for this useless shit. Anyone see the Superbad commentary? All bases are covered for underage lol.

  • Anonymous

    America ca never remake British shows well.

  • Recidivist

    Actually the actors that were in the original skins were not over 18, they specifically ask for teens to audition between the ages of 16-18, I should know since I went to one of the open day castings but thats because here in the UK the legal age to have sex is 16 unlike in america where it’s 18 I think?

    –x–

    Ok so I contract my statement about the Uk actors than :)
    and Yup 18 is the age of consent for sex in the US.
    I just want to say that I am not a fan of censorship by any means, if anything I am against it. But under US law these actors are “kids/minors” so I understand why these charges are coming up.

  • pceloveguitar

    skins is sex, drugs and alcohol mixed in with relationships.

  • pceloveguitar

    Anonymous said:

    America ca never remake British shows well.
    ——–
    false. The Office kicks ass.
    And I’ve seen both versions.

  • Anonymous

    this cast look shit. i want freddie back.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they should cancel it considering its just a blatant rip off of something the UK did 1000 times better

  • Hollieluvsux

    Here in the uk we dont copy shows like glee ect we get the american version i dont see why america cant get the british version of skins

  • Anonymous

    A) it’s a fuckEn tv show… Done with something called ACTING

    B) America needs 2 chill, thus is nothing compared to the uk version

    C) it’s MTV not Disney channel

  • ellelovesjonas

    Skins wouldn’t be Skins without sex, drugs and alcohol…
    STUPID PRUDE AMERICANS.

  • partyindabaham

    WTF?

  • partyindabaham

    Icon test.

  • KSJFH

    LOL SO HARD.
    The kid that plays Tony is quite adorable though.

    Leave skins to the British and be on your way.

  • Anonymous

    Well first the office was ruined now this. But let’s be honest they need to ‘remake’ it in the US asjudging by this some people are ridiculously over the top with their problems.

    Don’t watch it if you do not like it, these ‘kids’ are actors, unlike Skins UK where they are not actors but just normal teenagers. I’m sure the mild content in comparison to the hard hitting stuff on in the UK is enough for the audience to handle or they wouldn’t watch it.

    Plus things need to be americanised for the US so it can be relevant to their culture. But you don’t see the UK remaking ‘Friends’ but that’s just because we are shit at nice, comedy tv. We are far better at this gritty, controversial stuff.

  • Anonymous

    I think A LOT of you guy’s are misunderstanding. The problem is not the content of the show, it is the age of the actors. Usually the actors playing 16 yr olds on television are actually in their early 20’s so there is no problem, but in this situation, the actors are minors, and regardless of whatever forms their parents sign, exploitation of a minor is illegal. This is the same law that prevents those pap photos of your beloved Miley’s nether regions from being posted on every blog and billboard in the US. The kid’s in this show are engaging in actions that are more than suggestive of sexual acts, but almost actual depictions, as minors, with REAL minors playing the parts. Its like broadcasted teen porn, expect in this case, the network will make millions, instead of going to jail.

    All of you guys saying “oh america is so uptight,” “the uk’s version is so much more edgy” or whatever need to realize that THE ACTORS IN THE UK VERSION OF SKINS PLAYING TEENAGERS WERE ALL 18 OR OLDER

    This show looks like it will be shit in my opinion, regardless of the age of the people playing it.
    ————–
    not really. the actors were all 16-18 when skins started filming. skins was my absolute FAVE show when i lived in the u.k. but this remake will be terrible because of american censorship. they even censor the u.k. eps when they air them on bbc america!

    im not for kiddie porn at all! i think they should have hired older actors for this u.s. version and also done it on hbo or showtime where there’s not much censorship. and those daying “mtv is for adults” PLEASE..the vast majority of people I know watching mtv are 12-18 yr olds. most adults dont give a flying f!ck about this crappy channel. i only watch jersey shore to laugh at idiots but i watch it online where i dont have to suffer through that b.s. “music” channel.

  • EmmaLC

    Seriously though, why are people so gosh darn sensitive these days?!
    I mean, ‘Huckleberry Finn’ is being re-written to take out the ‘offensive language’, and in my country (Canada) they just banned a 25-year old Dire Straits song from the radio because it’s quote-unquote ‘offensive’.

  • EmmaLC

    Ah, the PTC strikes again.
    You can’t censor real life.

  • Anonymous

    Original Skins – UK is the best ;)

  • Recidivist

    I think A LOT of you guy’s are misunderstanding. The problem is not the content of the show, it is the age of the actors. Usually the actors playing 16 yr olds on television are actually in their early 20’s so there is no problem, but in this situation, the actors are minors, and regardless of whatever forms their parents sign, exploitation of a minor is illegal. This is the same law that prevents those pap photos of your beloved Miley’s nether regions from being posted on every blog and billboard in the US. The kid’s in this show are engaging in actions that are more than suggestive of sexual acts, but almost actual depictions, as minors, with REAL minors playing the parts. Its like broadcasted teen porn, expect in this case, the network will make millions, instead of going to jail.

    All of you guys saying “oh america is so uptight,” “the uk’s version is so much more edgy” or whatever need to realize that THE ACTORS IN THE UK VERSION OF SKINS PLAYING TEENAGERS WERE ALL 18 OR OLDER

    This show looks like it will be shit in my opinion, regardless of the age of the people playing it.

  • Signorina. aNonimo

    Parents need to censor their children’s viewing not some self imposed parental board. Havent watched it…have better things to do..

  • Anonymous

    Actually the actors that were in the original skins were not over 18, they specifically ask for teens to audition between the ages of 16-18, I should know since I went to one of the open day castings but thats because here in the UK the legal age to have sex is 16 unlike in america where it’s 18 I think?

  • Anonymous

    this a dumb stupid show. MTV sucks

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  • Anonymous

    Only in America.

    In the Uk with the ORIGINAL skins, they managed to get through 4 coming 5 seasons without any of this crap.

  • Anonymous

    americans are probably wayyyy more crazy and out of control than the british.
    ___________________________________________

    I highly doubt that. We’re just a lot more discreet.

  • Anonymous

    -I’m from south america, I got a bad english and blabla i’m sorry-

    ok, first of all, haters to the fucking left. obviously the uk version is better than the US version ’cause it’s the original but this show is cool. what’s wrong with a ‘remake’? the cast is amazing, did you all see tea? chelle? tony? I love mitch but tea is hotter. I love april and nicholas but this cast is hotter, that’s all!

    and about the ‘child porn investigation’ ROFL CALM DOWN EVERYONE. It’s just sex and drugs, there’s a lot of sex and drugs between american guys. (and the rest of this fucking world, obviously:))

  • crazylady

    is this where everyone moved to?

  • Anonymous

    only in America would the parents complain -_- the uk skins is much more raunchy and vulgar then the semi mild crap that was on, on monday. And on that note

    WHO’S READY FOR SKINS SERIES 5???

  • Cesi.

    Bwaha, I said it should never be remaked..

  • Rachel

    So what! I understand the laws
    but its factors of real life and not fake tv like we have now
    UK has different laws about sex but this show shows real things that happen and we should be more concerned and I love how this show focuses around middle class people
    which makes it more relatable

    and UK kaya Scodelario was 14 years old in the first season so I dont understand the problem in USA

  • Anonymous

    what happend to the first amendment you cocksucking mothers. the show is nearly as graphic as real life. YOU CANT HIDE YOU KIDS FROM SHIT FOR THE REST OR YOUR LIFE. what is depicted in this show is alot of what your kid will see in society so stfu and deal with it it wont change you cocksuckers the shit depicted in this show is part of growing up. YOUR CHILD WONT BE A LITTLE MOMMYS HELPER FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES so stop trying to hide them from the world introduce them to the world and educate them on how to be safe when in this world.YOU GOTTA STOP CONSTRAINING OUR MOTHER FUCKING RIGHTS.

  • Anonymous

    oli

  • natjbguitargirl

    i dont watch it anyway so oh well

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  • Anonymous

    This is why it was done in the uk. NO, I mean done RIGHT in the uk. this show was never meant to be for us. we killed it and not only that now they are getting into trouble for making this senseless shit.

  • Anonymous

    This is why it was done in the uk. NO, I mean done RIGHT in the uk. this show was never meant to be for us. we killed it and not only that now they are getting into trouble for making this senseless shit.

  • alex.

    You americans are seriously pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    Wtf,
    They Dont Make A Big Deal About Degrassi.
    But Now Tht This Show Comes, They want To Make A Big deal About It.

  • Anonymous

    I knew the US wouldn’t be able to handle Skins.. :P

  • Anonymous

    it was not rated TV Y it was rated TV MA for mature viewers so not little children… plus in the first episode nothing really happened

  • Anonymous

    LOL this is why they shouldn’t see a great tv show in the uk and automatically think “good idea…..we must rip it off and ruin it”

  • Anonymous

    it’s always white people getting upset over every little dam thing that have nothing to do with them and think they can tell people how to fucking live their life too ok so what if they had underage actors having sex that’s their fucking job duh stfu and get over it it ain’t your kids fuck Parents Television Council shit

  • Anonymous

    americans are so fucking dumb.

  • Anonymous

    US version sucks, and yes I’m an American.

  • Anonymous

    It’s just a show and I think they are making a big deal out of it. If you don’t want your kids to watch it. Don’t let them. But I think the show is crap regardless. There are some similarities to real American teens but a lot of that is crap. Most teenagers do not live like that. It’s such an overdramatized joke.

  • milenator

    Im not surprised this happened…
    this mtv version sucks anyway
    they could of at least brought original skins on MTV
    well MTV(emptyv) sucks too

  • taylorllama

    AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAA

  • Anonymous

    Dude, if the UK made this show, why can’t they just not “remake” it.

  • Anonymous

    Que barbaridad

  • crazylady

    WHERE IS EVERYONE?
    there’s usually a late night crowd by now

  • Anonymous

    Lol

  • Wonderland

    see this is why america should have never done skins in the first place. -.-

  • Anonymous

    Wow, parental television crap, seriously ?
    It’s on MTV not fucken Family Channel, calm your hormones . It’s acting , THATS ALL IT IS .

  • Anonymous

    FUCK YOU

  • Anonymous

    fortunately enough the show is filmed in canada and all the actors on the show are from canada. and in canada the sexual age of consent is younger than it is in america and we have different broadcasting laws. so yes, maybe the show will be taken off the air in the states due to crazy overprotective live in a box american parents but it should be safe to stay on in canada.

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  • _liesyoutold

    Skins UK ftw.

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  • HiStan

    LOL

  • WakaWakaEhEh

    lmao.

  • WakaWakaEhEh

    It was bound to happen.

  • Anonymous

    Lol xD

    again

    http://bit.ly/hEp6kh

  • Lupo

    Skins is tame compared to what happens in reality.

    Take Selena and Biever’s recent St Lucia Holiday Hoedown for example.