It was only a matter of time. Media watchdog group Parents Television Council is hot on the Louboutin heels of the CW's "OMFG" marketing campaign for
Gossip Girl, saying it's just too sultry. The print and online campaign has been heating up for the past few weeks (you can take a peek
The Council takes issue in particular, with what they say is a "sexually suggestive photo showing a teenage boy kissing a girl's cleavage." In a statement, PTC said it "deplores the CW's deliberate use of profanity and sexual imagery to exploit and further corrupt young viewers." Further, the Council adds, GG "glamorizes casual sex and drug use among teens. Storylines have featured a would-be teen rapist, threesome among teens, and teenage girls having sex with adults."
and the CW are only the latest target, however, of PTC wrath. In the past, the Council has also taken issue with shows including Dexter, America's Next Top Model and Las Vegas, among other targets, such as the networks MTV and BET, for well, just doing what they do ("sex, violence, drugs and explicit language," according to the PTC).
While CW has not yet responded, you can. Is the racy new Gossip campaign just too racy for teens' own good? Or simply a more glamorous presentation of what's already out there (especially since the audience extends way beyond teens)? - Anna Dimond
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