23 Jan '11, 10pm

TV watchdog group wants US govt to open child pornography investigation into new MTV series Skins

A TELEVISION watchdog group on Thursday asked the United States government to open a child pornography investigation into the new MTV series Skins. The Parents Television Council in the United States said the drama about and starring teenagers as young as 15 years old could violate US laws against the sexual exploitation of minors and statutes against child pornography. Skins, a drama series about misfit teens who dabble in drink, drugs and sex, made its debut on youth-oriented MTV on Jan 17. Last Thursday, fast food chain Taco Bell, owned by Yum Brands, pulled its commercials from the programme, and it was followed by chewing gum giant Wrigley on Friday. The show, based on the British series of the same name, attracted 3.3 million US viewers, the vast majority of whom are between ages of 12 and 34, according to TV ratings figures. In a letter to the Justice Department and...

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