• PTC Issues Warning to Parents Over HBO’s Teen-Targeted Show ‘Euphoria’

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    LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2019) – The Parents Television Council issued an urgent warning to parents ahead of the premiere of HBO’s teen-targeted show “Euphoria” on Sunday, June 16.

    “Just as MTV did with ‘Skins’ and as Netflix is doing with ’13 Reasons Why,’ HBO, with its new high school centered show ‘Euphoria,’ appears to be overtly, intentionally, marketing extremely graphic adult content – sex, violence, profanity and drug use – to teens and preteens,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

    “HBO might attach a content rating suggesting that it is intended for mature audiences, but let’s be real here: who watches a show about high school children, except high school and junior high school-aged children?

    “While HBO is a premium cable network, parents who are HBO subscribers may be blindsided by HBO’s new attempt to market such explicit content directly to minors. And the parental blindside is greatly exacerbated by ubiquitous streaming apps that deliver such explicit content directly to a teen’s phone or computer screen. Parents urgently need to be aware of HBO’s grossly irresponsible programming decision.”



    3 Responses to PTC Issues Warning to Parents Over HBO’s Teen-Targeted Show ‘Euphoria’

    1. Corey Harvey
      August 4, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      I’m very concerned about young girls watching this show and thinking it’s normal for their boyfriends to devalue them by calling them “c#nt” and for these boys to act as if they are entitled to have sex with them. Young girls need to be taught to be strong, know their value (it’s not their sexuality) and to stand up to pressure to be liked. This show makes me feel sad and angry.

    2. Susan Naylor
      July 6, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you for this information. A group with whom I am associated wants to protest the showing of the film Euphoria and request that it be removed from, or made less accessible on, HBO. Can you tell us the best way to do that?

      If there are other videos that we need to be concerned about, please let us know.

    3. Faith Colburn
      June 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

      This program is totally uncalled for. It is pushing the envelope on Teen sex, The more it is presented to them, the more likely they are to act out.

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