Do you think she’ll be grounded? Tyra Banks is in big trouble with the Parents Television Council.
The controversy comes after an episode of Banks’ reality contest show, “America’s Next Top Model.” During the episode, one contestant’s assignment was to recreate Marilyn Monroe’s naked photoshoot in a bed. All private parts were blurred or obscured for the show.
But that’s not enough for the Council. Its president, Tim Winter, told TV Guide the photoshoot “crossed the legal threshold for broadcast indecency.”
“This is not simply a matter of artistic freedom, as some might claim. Rather, this is about a television network intentionally pushing the envelope to establish a new acceptable nudity standard for the broadcast medium.”
Winter also believes that the length of the photoshoot scene – more than a minute – proves that it was “wholly gratuitous and undoubtedly intended to titillate,” he said.