• PTC Calls on Verizon to Stop Supporting The Mick

    by  • January 25, 2017 • Advertiser Accountability, Fox • 4 Comments

    The Fox show features explicit and harmful content.

    The Parents Television Council is urging its members and the public to tell Verizon to stop underwriting graphic content on Fox’s new TV show, “The Mick,” which disturbingly features minor children using explicit language and put into sexualized situations. Ads for Verizon FiOS and Pixel were aired on “The Mick.”

    In the show, teens are shown smoking, drinking, and swearing, as their alcoholic, drug-using aunt does nothing to set boundaries or stop them. A six- or seven-year-old boy accidentally ingests a balloon filled with drugs; a teenage girl has sex with an adult man and engages in a drinking contest with her legal guardian, among other egregious examples.

    “Verizon should refuse to be associated with such destructive and harmful TV content on ‘The Mick.’ Apparently the show’s producers and network executives believe such disturbing content is appropriate for the public airwaves, even at times when children are likely to be watching.  Verizon must choose whether it will invest its media dollars to underwrite such content. Child characters should not be used for ‘shock value,’ and supporting a show that makes children participants in that kind of vulgarity directly calls into question Verizon’s corporate standards,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

    “We ask Verizon to take the appropriate measures to ensure the company’s ad dollars do not go to supporting explicit content on ‘The Mick.’”

    The PTC recently documented that broadcast TV shows are more frequently using children to say explicit language and put them in adult situations, a “trend” that “The Mick” continues.

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    4 Responses to PTC Calls on Verizon to Stop Supporting The Mick

    1. Julie Neusch
      January 30, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Please drop your ads on the TV show “The Mick”. It’s vulgar and disgusting, and not family-friendly at all. We watched the first episode, but will never watch another. As Verizon customers, we feel like our money should not be supporting such a vile show!

    2. Karen Cockrell
      February 19, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Drop your ads on the vulgar and inappropriate show The Mick!!!!

    3. Janice Eckert
      February 22, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Please drop your ads on The Mick. This show is vulgar and disgusting.

    4. Michelle
      April 16, 2017 at 5:26 am

      Hey if you folks don’t like the show… than DON’T WATCH IT! You have control to turn the channel

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