Tag Archives: parents television council

  • PTC Blasts ABC’s Abrupt Switch from Charlie Brown to ‘Scandal’ Sex

    Nov 4, 14 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments


    *The poor kiddies. Parents barely had enough time to shoo them out of the room last Thursday after “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”  before “Scandal” opened with Olivia Pope and Jake Ballard (and also Olivia and Fitz) getting their flashback sex on to the Isley Bros’ “Summer Breeze.” The Parents Television Council, for one, […]

  • Advocacy Group Blasts ABC for ‘Scandal’ Torture Scene

    Jan 15, 13 by EURpublisher02 5 Comments


    *That torture scene in last week’s episode of “Scandal?” Yeah, it didn’t sit well with the Parents Television Council. The watchdog group is criticizing ABC for not giving the Jan. 10 episode the proper rating. In the episode, Huck (Guillermo Diaz) is arrested under the Patriot Act and accused of attempting to assassinate President Grant […]

  • Advertisers Flee ‘Playboy Club’ After PTC Launches Boycott

    Sep 28, 11 by EURpublisher02 7 Comments


    *The Parents Television Council says seven companies have pulled their ads from the second episode of NBC’s “The Playboy Club” — and they’re calling on Capital One, Samsung and Chrysler to follow their lead, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Naturi Naughton and Jenifer Lewis star in the series set in 1963 at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy […]

  • Nicki Minaj Nip Slip: ABC Apologizes; PTC Protests

    Aug 5, 11 by EURPublisher01 5 Comments


    *The Parents Television Council has something to say about Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction this morning. Contacted by TMZ, the watchdog group calls out “Good Morning America” for not using the five-second delay, which would have prevented the rapper’s left nip slip to be broadcast. “For the umpteenth time in recent memory a morning news show […]

  • Turner’s Two Cents: Why I’m Down With Rihanna’s ‘Man’ Video

    Jun 7, 11 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *I understand why the Parents Television Council is outraged by Rihanna’s “Man Down” video — the image of the pop princess shooting a guy in the back of the head is disturbing — but I’m troubled by the PTC’s lack of anger over the onscreen rape that triggers the video’s retaliatory crime. The “Man Down” […]

  • Rihanna Still Defending ‘Man Down’ Video: Says it ‘Empowers Women’

    Jun 6, 11 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments


    *Rihanna continues to defend the controversial new video for her latest single “Man Down,” saying the footage of her murdering a man who appears to have sexually assaulted her a day earlier is a message of empowerment for girls. As previously reported, The Parents Television Council, the Enough is Enough campaign and think tank Industry […]