FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2007
As with previous roasts, this year’s was
overwhelmingly vulgar, filled with obscene language and racist
and sexually explicit material. Comedy Central’s “Roast of
Flavor Flav” aired on August 13, 2007, at 10 pm ET/PT. The web
site tells viewers to “Enjoy the Roast of Flavor Flav in all its
“Comedy Central has done an end run on parents by
making this uncensored content available on its web site. Some
cable industry executives say they are behaving responsibly, but
this action proves that their words are meaningless. It’s an
utter disgrace that this network would let children have access
to this content. The industry’s own solution – the V-chip - has
been obviated by letting this type of content be easily
accessible to children,” PTC President Tim Winter said.
To schedule an
interview with a PTC representative, please contact Kelly Oliver
(ext. 140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at (703) 683-5004.
The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®)
is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment.
It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence
and profanity on television and in other media. This national
grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the
United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters,
networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and
negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with
elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast
decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical
research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex,
violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is
provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices
for their own families.