Parents Television Council Releases Statement Slamming Miley Cyrus and MTV VMAs

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August 26th, 2013


The Parent's Television Council has released a statement slamming last night's MTV VMAs (and Miley Cyrus' performance in particular) and are using it to push for the Television Consumer Freedom Act legislation to pass.

via statement:

MTV has once again succeeded in marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars and condom commercials — while falsely rating this program as appropriate for kids as young as 14. This is unacceptable. This much is absolutely clear: MTV marketed adults-only material to children while falsely manipulating the content rating to make parents think the content was safe for their children. MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate ‘twerking’ in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds? How is it appropriate for children to watch Lady Gaga strip down to a bikini in the opening act? How is it appropriate for 14-year-olds to see a condom commercial and a promo for an R-rated movie during the first commercial break?

This content would likely not be given a forum if it were on a broadcast network, yet MTV continues to push limits because it’s a cable network. But that does not mean MTV’s decisions have no consequences, especially for the millions of children who were targeted by MTV. We urge Congress to pass the Television Consumer Freedom Act which will give parents and consumers a real solution for future MTV VMA programs – the ability to choose and pay for cable networks that they want vs. having to pay for networks they don’t want. After MTV’s display last night, it’s time to give control back to consumers.

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  • Jeff (Canada)

    Honestly this is probably the one time I agree with the PTC. We need to get this horrible person off the air and out of mainstream society as soon as possible. No one wants to see you, Miley.

  • Little Old Me

    I can’t wait to find out the ratings for this.

  • SueSylvester

    Nonsense!!! Screw the haters, Miley had one of the best performances and has everyone talking the day after. Twerk Miley twerk!

  • Rono

    Have a seat!

  • Chris

    I think some people just like the whine. Have you ever heard of parental controls??? If you don’t want you kids watching, don’t let them; block it! They say we should be able to choose what we watch, well guess what… WE CAN!!!

  • john

    Twerk it miley! Trojan man!!

  • Charmed

    Do us all a favor and shut up, PTC! Who cares if Miley twerks, a 14 year old probably twerks themselves, and do they really believe 14 year olds don’t know what condoms are?

  • jj

    Mtv needs to be terminated all together. What a garbage network.

  • Turtles.

    I was too drunk to give a damn, I was right there in front of the television twerking with her. Her song is catchy, okay, no shame! Calm down PTC.

  • Michael

    Her performance was embarrassing! I couldn’t care less about it being risque, her moves and entire getup was just awful. The biggest TRY HARD!

  • Melissa


  • starship

    So 14 year olds shouldn’t know about condoms…I guess the PTC prefers their teenagers pregnant…As for the Miley performance, who cares, their precious kids do much worse no doubt.

  • kamal

    im 15 years old , the vmas are goong to be aired on MTV Arabia in 3 hours but i already watched it on MTV US , i think that peaple knows that the vmas are full of THINGS if you know what i mean so parents should stop letting thir childrens watch the award show until they get older the show is rated TV 14 but i think that it should be TV MA

  • r0ckmypants

    “How is it appropriate for children to watch Lady Gaga strip down to a bikini in the opening act?”

    Lady Gaga didn’t “strip down to a bikini,” she changed offstage.

  • Remote Patrolled

    Oh please – as if we’re going to take the gay hating mob at the PTC seriously

  • Ronald

    LMAO MTV wanted exactly that… exposure and publicity even if it`s bad publicity… The parents and all that are just BS if your kids wanna be sluts or whatever is up on how u raised them not for a tv show

  • EatMorePez

    So what you’re saying is that Miley Cyrus no longer wears a purity ring?

  • gerry

    @ remote patrolled

    my sentiments exactly.

  • Charmed

    Isn’t Billy Ray Cyrus the president of this?

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