MTV Corrupts Kids – And YOU Are Paying For
thirty years, MTV has been a mainstay of cable television;
but the network’s programming has changed tremendously. From
its early success as a network that showed music videos, MTV
has been transformed into a haven for “reality” programming
featuring totally unreal – and harmful --
perspectives on teenage life.
The Real World put young adults from diverse backgrounds
together in a home free of responsibilities or supervision, encouraging them to
engage in promiscuous sex and drunken revelry. The most
recent example of this phenomenon was the execrable
Jersey Shore, in which
stereotyped Italian “guidos” and “guidettes” moved in
together, where they wasted their time missing work,
drinking, vomiting, and “hooking up.” Several
Shot at Love programs
with Tila Tequila and the “Ikky Twins” featured men and
women competing to have sex with the bisexual stars; and
The Girls of Hedsor Hall
further promoted promiscuity. Meanwhile, programs like
Parental Control and Date My Mom
have portrayed parents as clueless louts or sex-obsessed
hypocrites who engage in promiscuous behavior themselves.
MTV has also
encouraged teens to engage in physically dangerous behavior.
Programs like Jackass, Scarred, and the new
The Dudesons in America (which premiered this Thursday)
make celebrities out of teens and young adults who engage in dangerous
driving, skateboarding, and athletic stunts, and who often
deliberately injure themselves for the camera.
MTV has announced forthcoming new dramatic series which will
also play up themes of teenage sex and drug use. The Hard
Times of R. J. Berger, set to premiere in June, will
have as its lead character a high school boy who becomes
wildly popular when word gets around about the size of his
member. MTV is also producing its own version of the
depraved sex-and-drugs British drama
Skins, this one
starring American teenagers.
Few parents would want their children exposed to these programs;
but even if parents forbid children to watch MTV or block
the channel, they are still funding its objectionable
content through their monthly cable subscription. A parent
may want cable so that children can watch the Disney Channel
or Discovery; but they are FORCED by the cable industry to
pay for MTV as well.
MTV wreaks havoc on
children’s view of the world…and charges you for the
privilege. Only when every cable and satellite subscriber
can pay to receive only those channels they actually watch
will children be truly safe from MTV’s corrupting influence.