Nickelodeon Markets Sex to Kids

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:

“Normani gets raunchy and gives Teyana Taylor a lap dance during a sexually-charged performance at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards” - The Daily Mail (UK)

“MTV VMAs 2021: Lil Nas X pulls shocking semi-nude act” - MEAWW

People I've Never Heard of (and Megan Fox) Get Raunchy at the VMAs PJ Media

Madge’s Still Bot It – Madonna, 63, steals the show at MTV VMAs in a skimpy leather outfit – The U.S. Sun

Lil Nas X Recreates Steamy Shower Scene On Stage At 2021 MTV VMAs – Yahoo! News

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:

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