Because I didn’t. Then again, I’m not a bitter, dried-up housewife who drinks wine by the gallon and discusses the adorable Kirk Cameron to her cat Mr. Whiskers IV, which is a totally accurate description of the majority of Parents Television Council members. (See?) In a SHOCKING new study, PTC members found a “staggering increase in the frequency and explicitness of pixilated (sic) nudity on the broadcast networks during primetime hours,” with “76 incidents of full nudity in 37 shows compared to 15 incidents in 14 shows the previous year.”
That’s a increase of 407%! Think of all the warped minds. Wait a second…407 is Orlando’s area code, Orlando is where Mickey Mouse lives, Mickey Mouse was in Fantasia, one of Fantasia‘s most famous scenes was about a devil named Chernabog. IT’S A SATANIC CONSPIRACY. Maybe the PTC is onto something here.
Other fascinating findings in the study revealed:
Almost 70% of the scenes that depicted full nudity during the 2011 – 2012 study period were in shows that aired before 9:00 pm and as early as 7:00 pm. By comparison half of the full nudity scenes aired after 9:00 pm the previous year.
Out of the 76 instances of full nudity this past season, only 5 occurred in shows that carried an “S” descriptor which would alert parents to the presence of heightened sexual content.
The PTC documented only one instance of full frontal pixilated nudity in the 2010-11 television season, but 64 instances just one year later, an increase of 6300%.
There was a 2700% increase in the use of blurring or pixilation to cover body parts in the recently concluded television season compared to the previous year.
And the problem is…?
Studies have revealed how damaging these messages are for impressionable youngsters. One study found that children as young as six equate being sexy with being popular, while another study revealed that teens who were exposed to high levels of sexual content in films “start having sex at younger ages, have more sexual partners, and are less likely to use condoms with casual sexual partners.”
I was on-board with your Fantasia theory, PTC, but now you’ve lost me with your crazy pants ramblings. I do, however, strongly suggest checking out their show-by-show indecency guide, which includes such rhetoric as:
Sexual content [on Bob’s Burgers] is infrequent but occasionally provocative, such as references to transvestite prostitutes, “penis pills,” and a burger called “The Child Molester,” which comes with a side order of candy. Language is mild, and has included “damn,” and “hell.”
Foul language on Community frequently includes the words “ass,” “hell,” “douche bag,” “piss,” “crap,” and “damn.” Sex was not depicted, although some dialogue contained sexual references and innuendo, with Britta accusing Jeff of trying to “get in her pants.” Violence is not a problem for the program.
PTC members must look like this when watching Community:
Minus the resembling Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Donald Glover, and Danny Pudi part. More like the goat.