In what should be a surprise to virtually no one out there, it turns out that parents are not too much fans of “American Horror Story: Hotel.” This is a show that is violent, scary, and extremely graphic when it comes to sex. Did you really think that parents were going to like it?
Well, the Parents Television Council is striking again, this time thanks to its head Tim Winter writing in an email that parents should try to persuade advertisers to stage some sort of boycott. Here’s just a part of his message:
“This is the most vile and shocking content I’ve ever seen on TV. Ever … Most Americans have no idea this is primetime fare on advertiser-supported basic cable. And everyone is paying for it as part of their program bundle.”
We know that mocking the PTC is sort of a cool thing for many in the industry, but at times we do think that they have a point, at least in that shows should be properly rated, and networks should do what they can to ensure that unfit content is not seen by viewers who are too young or not able to handle it.
However, in this case you’re talking about a 10:00 p.m. Eastern show on a cable network with “horror” in the title. The rating is right, and ultimately can FX be that responsible for a kid goes and watches something they really shouldn’t be watching? We also question the “everyone is paying for it” as an argument bearing weight, mostly given that many people are paying consistently for many programs in channels that they either don’t watch or disagree with from the standpoint of views.
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