As expected, the Parents Television Council was not a fan of the 2015 VMAs!
In the past, the PTC has had a very contentious relationship with the MTV awards show. And after Miley Cyrus' controversial stint as host on Sunday, this year is no exception!
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Council President Tim Winter scolded the network for Miley's glorification of marijuana and, of course, her backstage nip slip!
He said in a statement:
"MTV had an opportunity to use its powerful VMA platform to stir a young audience to aspire to something positive and uplifting. Instead they chose to perpetuate blatant sexualization – much of it self-inflicted by the artists – and to celebrate the use of illegal drugs."
Winter went on to highlight the "toxic" broadcast was inappropriate for the young and impressionable audience, adding:
"MTV rated the content of the program as appropriate for a child as young as 14, though most parents of teens that age would find such a content rating preposterous. In the end, the network succeeded in what it wanted to do: stir up controversy without regard to its impact on an entertainment environment that is increasingly toxic for children."
Looks like the PTC found a friend in Kanye West, who also called out MTV for only caring about ratings in his confusing, long-winded speech.
However, the council isn't letting the host off the hook for her back stage wardrobe malfunction. The statement continued:
"Are we surprised that Miley Cyrus exposed herself to millions of viewers, and to more people who will inevitably see the news in the mainstream media? About as surprised as we'll be if the sun rises in the east tomorrow morning. We had hoped she would have proven us wrong and demonstrate her considerable talent as a performer, rather than rely on her own sexuality to entertain the audience."
We have a feeling that whole "she's just bein' Miley" excuse isn't gonna fly with them! Winter concluded:
"MTV and Cyrus could both be forces for something positive, but tonight's VMA partners relied on exposing millions of children to graphic, inappropriate and far-too-frequently offensive content."
Do YOU think the VMAs went too far this year, or is the PTC just overreacting?
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