VA Viacoms MTV has announced it purchased 10 episodes of a
bisexual dating show featuring MySpace star Tila Tequila. The show,
A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila, will premiere on MTV October
9th. The show features 16 straight guys and 16 lesbians vying for
Ms. Tequila. According to MTV, Ms. Tequila is a bisexual.
Culture and Media Institute director Robert Knight has condemned MTVs move to further pollute the minds of young Americans.
MTV continues to be the top media corruptor of teens by advocating promiscuity, violence, gore, an attitude of disrespect, and irresponsibility. This show brings the network to a new low in promoting lewd behavior as a possible way to start a relationship, Knight said.
Knight continued, Most young people do not realize how they are being sexually exploited at the expense of so-called entertainment. Its a perfect example of why Americans need cable choice. Why should parents have to pay for a channel that is openly trying to corrupt and confuse their kids? MTV would wither if it wasnt shoved in the face of virtually every cable consumer.
MTV is ignoring the survey it did with AP and released in August, which said the majority of teens want to be married, have kids and they put family life and spirituality at the top of what makes them happy. MTVs executives have tossed aside personal responsibility. They are more concerned about ad dollars than teens suffering from heartbreak, STDs and drug problems as a result of pursuing MTVs idea of the good life, said Kristen Fyfe, CMI senior writer, in her article, The MTV Disconnect.
In 2004, the Parents Television Council reviewed 171 hours of MTV programming finding 1,548 scenes contained 3,056 depictions of sex or various forms of nudity. Ratings indicate that up to 75 percent of teens watch MTV.
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