The conservative watchdog group uses the awards telecast as an opportunity to push for a la carte networks.
by Lesley Goldberg, Hollywood Reporter:
The Parents Television Council is not happy with MTV’s annual Video Music Awards.
The conservative watchdog group on Monday blasted the Viacom-owned cable network for the often raunchy telecast that included Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga essentially performing in formal undergarments.
“MTV has once again succeeded in marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars and condom commercials — while falsely rating this program as appropriate for kids as young as 14. This is unacceptable,” PTC director of public policy Dan Isett said in a statement.
The Sunday broadcast, which aired live from Brooklyn on the East Coast, featured former Hannah Montana star Cyrus dancing suggestively to her performance of “We Can’t Stop,” during which she stripped down from a teddy bear-emblazoned leotard to a matching skin-toned bra and underwear. Later, when Robin Thicke joined her onstage halfway through her song, the one-time Disney star repeatedly grabbed her crotch and dry-humped the 36-year-old singer as he sang his hit “Blurred Lines.”
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