FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2011
“‘X Factor’ judge L.A.. Reid described the
performance of contestant Geo Godley as ‘offensive, disgusting,
distasteful and upsetting.’ And based upon contemporary community
standards for the broadcast medium, the PTC adds to Reid’s
description the title ‘indecent,’” said PTC President Tim Winter.
“Finally, the fact that Fox assigned a content
rating of TV-PG DL for a naked man frolicking around on a stage is
not just inaccurate, it is fraudulent. We call on the amorphous
Content Ratings Review Board to immediately investigate this
incident and hold Fox accountable for violating the spirit and the
letter of the content ratings system, which can only be described at
this point as rigged and blatantly inaccurate,” Winter concluded.
with a representative from
the Parents Television
Council, please contact
Megan Franko at (703)
859-5054 or Liz Krieger at
(703) 683-5004 ext. 120.
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.