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Press Release

PTC Calls for Explicit “Golan the Insatiable” Cartoon to be Moved Out of Primetime

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 6/3/2015

LOS ANGELES (June 3, 2015) – The

Parents Television Council is calling on Fox Broadcasting to move its explicit animated cartoon, Golan the Insatiable, out of primetime when millions of children are in the viewing audience. The PTC is also asking advertisers to reconsider their sponsorship of this show.

The May 31 st premiere episode of the program featured explicit content including graphic violence, sex and profanity, and it aired as early as 8:30 pm in half of the country.

In the premiere episode, Golan talks about an orgy and then about executing other characters, the decapitated heads of whom are then shown. He also complains about painful urination after the orgy. Another character is implied to be “pleasuring herself” in a bathtub. Dylan, the 9-year-old girl character, fantasizes about bludgeoning her classmates, and later, the same classmates are shown to be brutally attacked by demons. Video clips from the show can be seen here .

“This past Sunday night, the Fox Broadcast Network cooked up a recipe that was toxic for children and families. Airing a cartoon on primetime broadcast television – especially a cartoon that featured child characters – was guaranteed to attract young viewers, and nearly half a million children tuned in. What they saw was ghastly. An explicit adult cartoon like Golan the Insatiable has no place airing at that time and place, and we are calling on the network to move the program out of primetime,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

We are also asking all the advertisers of the program whether painful urination, orgies, graphic violence and other explicit content targeted at children on Golan the Insatiable accurately reflects their corporate brands. The influence on an audience – especially on an audience so heavily comprised of children – doesn’t stop when the commercial break is over and the program resumes. Responsible corporate advertisers must send a strong message to Fox Broadcasting and, more importantly, to the public, that they won’t use their media dollars to underwrite such explicit content.”

The Parents Television Council® (www.parentstv.org) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

Visit the new PTC Watchdog Blog at www.parentstv.org/blog.

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at kelly@kellyoliverpr.com.