In the News: MTV's "Skins" Ignites Controversy Surrounding Portrayal of Sex, Drug Use among Teenagers

MTV's new television drama, "Skins," has recently attracted negative attention from the show's executives and the public due to its highly explicit content involving minors, causing concern about potential violations of child pornography laws. "Before it even had its premiere, the Parents Television Council, a TV watchdog group, labeled 'Skins' the 'most dangerous program that has ever been foisted on your children.'"Brian Stelter, The New York Times.

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