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GOSSIP GIRL IS …. (gasp) RACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
News of Gossip Girls’ latest promos are creating an uproar amongst critics, especailly the Parents Television Council (PTC). Due to their scandolus pictures and somewhat suggestive slogans, Gossip Girl has “crossed the line” of the safe and acceptable and into uncharted waters.
Some of the slogans include: “Every Parent’s Nightmare,” “A Nasty Piece of Work,” and “Mind-Blowingly Inappropriate.” HAHA, I personally think these are hilarous and crafty little slogans. But I must admit and side with the PTC that some of the pictures are a little too much, but hey its GOSSIP GIRL. What did you accept? Gossip Girl craves gossip and look, she’s getting what she wanted.
The PTC has stated:
“Rather than reinforcing positive values that parents are trying to instill in their children, this program very often is undermining these positive values,” said PTC’s Henson in April during a CNN-aired discussion spurred by that steamy campaign.
If you ask me, maybe the PTC should look elsewhere to reinforce positive values. I understand that Gossip Girl isn’t the best show to exhibit “positive values,” but look at “7th Heaven!!” Sure they were a religious family, but look what went on in the house: sex before marriage, getting pregnant out of wedlock, drug-use, vandalism and much more. They really didn’t exhibit good values either.
What is important is that children understand and learn about positive values, and when shows like these are aired, they should know the difference between, what I’m sure the PTC would consider, “Good vs. Bad behavior.” Its about what they are taught versus what they see.
According to Rick Haskins, the CW marketing boss, he claims that the new promos are merely tools to entice audiences and to grab their attentions. He quotes:
“What we’re trying to do is communicate with the audience in a way that they like and can appreciate,’ he said. “This sort of campaign resonates with someone who likes ‘Gossip Girl'” – specifically, women ages 18 to 34.”
Gossip Girl is about high-school teenagers and as Haskins stated, the show is aimed towards women of 18-34. As much as I do not like to admit, and as much as the PTC does NOT want to accept, is that today’s young teens/adults are becoming more accustom to sex. We see it everywhere. Just look at teen pregnancy, does the PTC not believe that sex is happening among young teens/adults? Well IT IS happening, so there is no point in hiding it.
I know when I was a young girl, I was not allowed to watch Dawson’s Creek due to its content, SO if parents are concerned about the content of Gossip Girl reaching their children’s eyes…then here’s the solution: DON’T LET THEM WATCH IT. Plain and simple. PLUS its not like the show is graphic in any way, and sex is not the main driving point in the show. It’s just there and shows up from time to time.
SO, my last words on this topic is: Sure, the promos are racy, BUT they sure caught your attention didn’t they?
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Can’t wait for September 1st 😀
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