Written by PTC | Published September 17, 2021
It may come as no surprise that the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) was incredibly raunchy. But don’t just take our word for it.
A number of news headlines announced it as such:
But just as concerning as the content at the VMAs is the fact that this show was marketed directly to children since it also aired on Nickelodeon.
We can hear the naysayers now – it’s not intended for children, or, change the channel if you don’t like it.
Those points of view don’t jive with the fact that Nickelodeon markets itself as child friendly. By airing the VMAs, Nickelodeon has clearly put profits above children.
When a network that airs Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, and SpongeBob SquarePants is shilling for its adult cousin, MTV, by airing such a raunchy, sexually explicit program, Nickelodeon deserves round condemnation.
Reach out to Nickelodeon to share why you think it needs to break up with the MTV VMAs: https://www.viacomcbs.com/contact-us.