• MTV Video Music Awards Content Must Be Rated Accurately

    by  • August 15, 2018 • Cable Choice, Misrated, Press Release • 1 Comment


    The PTC calls on Viacom to rate next Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards TV-MA, for Mature Audiences only, if it contains graphic content.

    The PTC calls on Viacom to rate next Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards TV-MA, for Mature Audiences only, and not as appropriate for young viewers, if the network cannot guarantee that the broadcast will be free of graphic content. The PTC is basing this call on previous history of this routinely explicit awards show. The program will air on August 20, 2018.

    “Every year, Viacom markets sexually-charged, pro-illegal drug, and profane content to children, and claims they ‘couldn’t have known’ to expect explicit content from its live broadcast. Viacom needs to take this standard excuse off the table right now, and rate the MTV VMAs for Mature Audiences – assuming from the outset that the content will be similarly graphic to what has routinely aired in recent years,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

    “TV content ratings either mean something or they don’t. It’s laughable that Viacom continues to rate the VMAs TV-14 given the adult content that habitually airs on the show. At what point do you stop being surprised when the same thing happens every single year?

    “It’s rather simple – Viacom must either rate the VMAs accurately, or it must ensure that the explicit content is edited out for the viewing audience such that the program’s content complies with the content rating.”



    One Response to MTV Video Music Awards Content Must Be Rated Accurately

    1. August 16, 2018 at 12:02 am

      A better solution to this problem is in these 3 steps:
      1. MTV ceases broadcasting in the United States.

      2. All MTV-branded channels in the US cease broadcasting in the United States.

      3. All MTV-branded channels outside the US all cease broadcasting.

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