• Fox Broadcasting Should Axe Explicit Cartoon From Primetime Lineup

    by  • June 3, 2015 • Broadcast Decency, Misrated, Ratings Reform, Sex, Violence, Worst of the Week • 13 Comments


    Last Sunday, Fox Broadcasting premiered its animated cartoon, Golan the Insatiable, and by doing so, exposed nearly a half a million children to very explicit content.

    As such, we are calling on Fox Broadcasting to move this cartoon out of primetime, and are asking advertisers to reconsider their sponsorship of this show. The May 31st 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 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.

    PTC President Tim Winter weighed in: “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.

    “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.”

    What do you think? Should Fox Broadcasting continue to knowingly air explicit animated content during primetime? Leave your comments below.




    13 Responses to Fox Broadcasting Should Axe Explicit Cartoon From Primetime Lineup

    1. alexander
      November 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

      this show is pure awesome, cant get enough of it. i hope we get anoth 100 seasons, must watch for people of all ages

    2. Martha
      June 9, 2015 at 7:32 am

      “All it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing” Jonathan-why be posting to this board if that is the way you feel, go watch the show. People are becoming so desensitized to peversion, just gross humor appealing to the lowest common denominator.

      • kirsi
        June 9, 2015 at 10:46 am

        “People are becoming so desensitized to peversion, just gross humor appealing to the lowest common denominator.” Sadly, yes.

    3. Sandra
      June 4, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      wake up America, fight back to protect our kids and our society!

      • moax429
        June 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

        I’m with you 200% on that, Sandra!

    4. D. Falcon
      June 4, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Thoroughly sickening, cancel it, period.

    5. Jonathan
      June 4, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      I hope Fox doesn’t cancel it because even though you don’t like it, Fox has every right to air the show. Not sure what timezone you are in but here it was on at 9:30. It gets good rating so Fox is not going to cancel it no matter how much you complain.

    6. William Hughes
      June 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Sick! Sick! SICK!!!

    7. brandon
      June 3, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      This looks and sounds like something that would normally be on Adult Swim. Why is it on Fox? It doesn’t seem like something the typical animated Fox audience would care for. I guess I can understand Fox for trying to capitalize on the Adult Swim audience but that is such a niche audience that I don’t see most of them being remotely interested in watching Fox. They should probably just air this on Adult Swim it would probably do a lot better there. I myself probably wouldn’t like this because it looks like another anti-humor style show. I know some people like anti-humor I’m not one of them. The only anti-humor show i can tolerate is Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

    8. Bobbie Forrest
      June 3, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      This is EVIL! Should not even exist!

    9. Joe
      June 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks! I didn’t know about this, going to check it out on demand. Looks Great!!! Fox appreciates the advertising I’m sure!

    10. Beth
      June 3, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      This is despicable. I have no other words for it – I’m just speechless that this is even on television, let alone at 8:30pm. And unfortunately, far too many parents allow their grade schoolers to stay up as late as 11pm, so children will still run the risk of being exposed to this filth and vile garbage even if it’s moved to a later time slot. And tweens, teen and young adults watching this are of an age to begin acting this trash out in real life – making victims out of others. Where is the decency and good common sense anymore – what happened to respectable people who used their talents to create quality programming that doesn’t spread negative, ugly, damaging messages??

    11. Shawn mason
      June 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      No this is pathetic. Fox is a sick twisted station!!

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