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Old 01-21-2011, 06:43 PM   #21
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The guy quoted in the article in the OP seems to be under the impression that British law is somehow lax on the issue of child pornography, which is completely incorrect.

There have been cases of parents being reported to the police and hauled in for questioning when they left photos of their kids in beach-wear to be developed in pharmacies.

I have never heard of this show and have no intention of watching it as it sounds sleazy, moronic and exploitative but child pornography? From the descriptions given, hardly.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:47 PM   #22
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I guess England is just cooler than us.
Actually, England is a rather dreary and boring place with terrible weather. This is why they make good, edgy tv and great pop music. There's literally nothing else to do.
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Actually, England is a rather dreary and boring place with terrible weather.
What about Ireland? Don't they have terrible weather? And how do they make up for it?
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What about Ireland? Don't they have terrible weather? And how do they make up for it?
Drinking, complaining and watching US tv shows are the main Irish hobbies.
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Drinking, complaining and watching US tv shows are the main Irish hobbies.
And it's been passed down through my whole family.
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financeguy, you are on a comedy roll lately Excellent
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Every MTV Show has some sort of controversy. There's one called "16 & Pregnant" that shows the lives and struggles of being a teenage mom, the people that dislike it come around with the stupid question of "Why the hell is that show on MTV!?" Hence, blinding themselves of the message and purpose of the show which is to show the reality of decisions taken, promote safe-sex practices, avoid promiscuity, be a responsible teenager, etc.

Similar questioning comes from Jersey Shore and now Skins... it's a constant pattern, basically.
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Actually, England is a rather dreary and boring place with terrible weather.
Last year, I was in London during a layover, and I felt like I was in Seattle.
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To me, it seems unclear from the articles whether or not the fact of the show having been produced in the UK (and then, I gather, further edited here) might consitute a C.Y.A. for MTV or not. I don't know enough about US laws concerning 'child pornography' to speculate.
I'm not sure, I thought it was an American MTV remake but maybe not. I meant to check it out on demand over the weekend but I didn't get around to it. GM, Taco Bell and other advertisers are dropping like flies.



"Child pornography is defined by the United States as any visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In some cases, “a picture of a naked child may constitute illegal child pornography if it is sufficiently sexually suggestive,” according to the Justice Department’s legal guidance. Anyone younger than 18 is considered to be a minor.

The youngest cast member on “Skins” is 15."

So I think that's the issue in a nutshell-even not considering any specific situations that are portrayed.


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Actually, England is a rather dreary and boring place with terrible weather. This is why they make good, edgy tv and great pop music. There's literally nothing else to do.


this is an awesome post.
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This show should go away because it's awful, not because it's porn.

It's not as if this is the first time teen actors have been depicted as having sex.
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We're into the 3rd series of Skins already. It's filmed in Bristol, which is half an hour drive from where I live. I go to Bristol a lot so I recognize a lot of the scenes in it. On Thursday I was walking through the shopping mall Cabot Circus which the kids were running through on the last episode. My mum had spotted one of the earlier actresses a few years ago walking through the city centre.

GAF, did the actress you're on about play Iffy? I think that she looks similar to Eve.
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Complete with the footprint tatts on her snits?
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This show should go away because it's awful, not because it's porn.
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