With MTV's Skins, Enough Is Enough - Page 2
We need to hold the network responsible for their choices in the pursuit of big bucks. We as a society must ask that the exploitation of our children end. Please don’t try to use the argument that we’re trying to teach life lessons to 15- and 16-year-olds who make bad life choices. I mean the very fact that the show airs at 10pm pretty much says clearly that our audience is adults who want to watch children have sex and use drugs. At some point, our toxic society must wake up and make some decisions about where we’re going as a society.
MTV is without question exploiting teenage sexuality for ratings. They tried to do it with their last scripted series, and now they’re doing it again. We live in a society obsessed with sex and no matter how careful the producers might be, the teenagers shown in Skins will be sexualized. To what end? To prove that our society is a diseased, sick one that glorifies this kind of conduct. Well, I say finally, for the sake of common decency, enough is enough.