The Parents Television Council is mad as hell about the upcoming Gossip Girls threesome episode scheduled to air on The CW Nov. 9. The organization is petitioning CW affiliates not to air the episode, which they claim is “reckless and irresponsible.”
The CW has been airing promos for the episode teasing viewers with hints about a “3SOME” between three unidentified characters on the show. Gossip Girl has previously come under fire from the organization for ads showing the show’s characters skinny-dipping, making out and cuddling in bed together, accompanied by headlines proclaiming: “A Nasty Piece of Work” and “Mind-Blowingly Inappropriate.”
In a letter to CW affiliates, the PTC asks: “Will you now be complicit in establishing a precedent and expectation that teenagers should engage in behaviors heretofore associated primarily with adult films?”
“To include a story line like this on a program that is expressly targeted to impressionable teenagers is reckless and irresponsible.Â I appeal to your highest sense of decency, respect and common sense in urging you to preempt this episode,” the letter continues.
“CW has been defending graphic content on Gossip Girl by asserting that they don’t target teenagers,” PTC president Tim Winter said in a press statement. “Such a claim doesn’t even pass the ‘laugh test.'”
While we agree The CW’s claim the show is not marketed to teenagers is a bit of a stretch, we also think the PTC is being a bunch of whiny bitches. If you don’t want your teens watching Gossip Girl, then click over to that TV ratings blocker thingy on your cable box and nuke it. Not that they won’t watch it online or somewhere else anyway.
Smutty TV is here to stay, because obviously people want to watch it. If you don’t want your kids acquiring their moral values about sex from their favorite TV show, there is another alternative. Talk to them yourself. Probably a lot more useful than sending pointless letters out to the media no one is going to take seriously.
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