The CW series Gossip Girl is constantly showing teens drinking, using drugs and having sex...and in the last two weeks, the show featured a storyline in which a teenage college boy has sex with two of his female friends. This
"threesome" is shown as glamorous, exciting, and a
"rite of passage" that every single college student must experience before leaving school.
Gossip Girl is targeted directly at the teenage audience, and was the top-rated show among girls age 12-17.
Gossip Girl was sponsored by cellular phone company Verizon
Wireless. But Verizon
Wireless doesn't merely show commercials on
Gossip Girl...it also offers text message
"updates" about the sex-soaked show to Verizon users, as well as sponsoring an Internet video series with showing even more
Gossip Girl to teenage phone users.
If you're fed up with a company that uses the money from your phone bill to support TV that shows kids having sex, you can
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Write, phone, text or e-mail Verizon Wireless with your concerns about the shows they sponsor. And to be sure they get the message, print off the following letter and give it
personally to the manager of your local Verizon
Wireless shop, found in almost every shopping mall.
Remember: Verizon Wireless needs to make their customers happy -- and TV networks pay attention to their sponsors. This is one way to make sure they all get the message loud and clear!
Contact Information for Verizon
1 Verizon Way
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Phone: (908) 559-7000