MTV Skins is PORN.

If you haven’t heard, there’s this show on MTV now called Skins. The actors are 15-19 years old. It is about “real issues” teenagers face, demonstrated in a frank way (says MTV). But sex among the teenagers is EXTREMELY implied and the lewd conversation among minors is just . . . RAUNCHY. A clip on CNN showed a teen girl rubbing her chest seductively in front of another teen. In the second episode, a seventeen year old is seen running down the street away from the camera as we watch the bare butt. You can see the CNN things here and here.

How naked does it have to be before it’s pornography? How illicit does the conversation need to be before its pornographic? THIS is child pornography, folks. And parents, WAKE UP – it’s on MTV!

What really bothers me is that I’m seeing comments on Facebook of my friends saying how much they love Skins… Christian friends.

Seriously?

To those friends: I love you. We have freedom in Christ, and praise God for it! But does “freedom in Christ” give us liberty to see how far we can push the limit before God doesn’t like us anymore? Is that really what it means? What kind of holiness is that? I want this kind. And this kind.

4 Replies to “MTV Skins is PORN.”

  1. The issues presented on Skins are, in fact, some of the same issues facing teenagers today, whether you think they are or not. Drugs, sex, and homosexuality exist. They may not be issues for YOUR children, but they are issues for children that do exist in this country somewhere. Do I agree with the way it is presented? No. But the issues are there and it seems that the way to get people to pay attention to such issues in today’s society is to put it in an entertainment media (see films Brokeback Mountain, The Passion of the Christ, Crash).
    The only reason I see this show being a problem is the age of the actors, and MTV seems to have fixed many (not all) of the major pornographic problems after backlash before the show began to air. Many of the things shown on Skins are no different than problems shown or discussed on such shows as Glee, Law & Order, CSI, and other popular programs, none of which is particularly uplifting or family oriented. These problems can be fixed, and will be fixed or the show will be cancelled for legal reasons if they continue.
    The show was never meant to be family oriented and I don’t see a problem with its continued run, especially while other programs continue to air with similar or worse content.

  2. Jason! Hey man!

    Edited out or not – the lawsuit (potential?) exists if it was ever filmed at all. It doesn’t have to be broadcast for it to be child porn. The CNN links shared that. So MTV cannot “fix” their problem. They already blew it there. Now as far as further exposure, okay yea they’re pulling back (before they loose another advertiser, no doubt!).

    The show was never meant to be family oriented? . . . the CNN link with Anderson Cooper and a girl from a MTV reality TV show indicated that MTVs prime target is 12, 13, and 14 year olds… so I guess that ISN’T “family.”

    I’m not demanding for its removal. That’d be stupid for me to do. I’m calling for Christians to live Holy, though. That’s for sure. And not in blatant denial.

  3. okay so jason when I read your comment I thought, “why on earth would he think I didn’t think those things were real issues?’ and just today I realized it’s because in my post I said, ‘says mtv”

    … my “says mtv” was not to mean “says mtv but not me” … I said that because that’s actually what they said. That was a summary of their actual official statement that was in the news. I didn’t communicate it well, but that’s what I meant by “says mtv.”

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