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Nonprofit Press Release Theater: ANTM, Put Some Clothes On

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Today, Corporate Press Release Theater™ makes equal time for a non-corporate press release. The Parents Television Council has lodged a new decency complaint, this time against America’s Next Top Model:

LOS ANGELES (April 8, 2008) – The Parents Television Council ™ filed an indecency complaint over CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” for showing a nude model and is encouraging its members to file complaints with the FCC.

The episode showed a model posing fully nude for photographs while lying on a bed. The nudity was partially blurred. The episode aired on March 26, 2008, during the so-called “Family Hour” at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT.

“It is irresponsible for the CW Network to air full frontal nudity on the public airwaves at 8:00 pm, and based upon our analysis of the broadcast in question we believe this has crossed the legal threshold for broadcast indecency. This episode portrays a photo-shoot where the model is entirely naked; and the nudity includes the model’s pubic region in full view, albeit slightly blurred,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

There are episodes of America’s Next Top Model in which models don’t appear nude? Where do I write to complain about that?

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