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Is MTV’s Skins Child Porn?

Posted on January 23, 2011 by

So there has been a lot of talk over the past week regarding MTV’s newest show called Skins. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, its a drama portraying some very young and very horny teens. However, some MTV execs are getting cold feet on the series, and are going to tone it down.

It turns out that the MTV execs don’t want to be prosecuted for child porn. The following exert from The New York Times explains it well:

“In recent days, executives at the cable channel became concerned that some scenes from the provocative new show “Skins” may violate federal child pornography statutes.

The executives ordered the producers to make changes to tone down some of the most explicit content.

The executives are particularly concerned about the third episode of the series, which is to be broadcast Jan. 31. In an early version, a naked 17-year-old actor is shown from behind as he runs down a street. The actor, Jesse Carere, plays Chris, a high school student whose erection – assisted by erectile dysfunction pills – is a punch line throughout the episode.”

The premier of the show happened last Tuesday and it posted solid results. Did you see it? If so is this child porn allegation over blown, or were they really pushing the limit? And in case you have never seen the show, here’s a little preview:

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