"Girls Gone Wild" ...Should they be allowed to Advertise on Network Television?

United States
February 13, 2007 3:34pm CST
Imagine for a moment that it's Friday night, a little after 11pm. You're watching television with your 13 year old son when, suddenly the show you were watching gets overthrown by the obscenity of the "Girls Gone Wild" advertisement. I certainly appreciate their right to advertise. However, I feel that it is inappropriate for the networks to endorse what is clearly pornographic, even after 11pm. There are obviously alternative channels for that kind of advertising, which blatantly crosses over what is, a vaguely drawn line in the sand. If we tolerate this kind of advertising, how far will they take it next time?
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17 responses
• United States
13 Feb 07
Obviously, it's just assumed that most young people are in bed at that time of night. The commercials are censored, which makes them perfectly okay. If parents have a problem with their children seeing that, maybe it would be a good idea to send them to bed early, or simply change the channel for a minute.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I liked them about the first 10 times I saw them. After that I couldn't stand them. They are suggestive as someone pointed out, and they are legal. If they weren't they already would have been pulled. I think they are in bad taste, and that's saying something coming from me. I would say though, that they had begun to migrate to other channels, and where I am, they was on every night, not just Friday. I no longer have to worry about them as we decided to get rid of the cable. Instead we are buying the DVD's of what we want to see. It got to where there was nothing on, and we couldn't see having something that was such a waste of money.
• United States
14 Feb 07
i agree with you, they just watch to motivate teenangers into buying them,
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@tarlsgirl (102)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I believe that they should be able to, but only on certain channels like FX or something where your 13 year old son shouldnt be watching anyways, it happens though, theres alot of people who lost common decency in this world, I guess other people just have to learn how to deal with it.
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14 Feb 07
when i was 13 - i had already seen all that kinda stuff and the only problem i had was that it was uncomfortable to have my mum watching me look at it! Give over a bit and think - should you be incroching on your son's personal apace?
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@god_spear (498)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
i thought in your country you are very strict in your program in TV, here in country once you put that kind of commercial right away the attention of that TV network will be called upon to report to their office and explain, letter will be sent to that station. Maybe you can change channel when that commercials was suddenly aired, i know you have so many other channel there.You can report that to the proper auhtority so that they can make action on that matter or maybe you can call the TV network and tell them about your complaint.
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@sharon613 (2323)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Its obvious that Networks couln't care less. I for one do comepletely agree with you, but what can be done. there are way too many Reality shows on now a days and forget Howard Stern, Will he ever wind down or still keep going til he is old and gray together with his side kicks on that remorse show of his.
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@momto2 (472)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I know where you're coming from EXACTLY! My hubby and I try to watch a good show that's on late night and sometime's there is 2 GGW commercials within 1 commercial sitting. It's offensive.. I don't want to see that junk.
• United States
14 Feb 07
No, i do not feel that television should let the "girls gone wild" adverise. For one reason, or children watch tv, and we don't want them to see that mess. and then there will be children that think it's fun and want to act like that. it's not good at all. and i feel that it is disrespectful toward us women.
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@red_card (25)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I think it is the responsibility of the parents, if they like there children to watch tv in the night, if the children knows what they are doing then let them watch peace out
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I have seen these commercials around 9pm here. It is horrible, you can be watching a kid-friendly show and then on the first commercial your are covering your kids eyes! I think it it totally inappropriate!! If people want to see that kind of thing it should be on like HBO and those type of channels. So we can know our kids are not seeing them. Stuff is blurred out by even my 5 year old can tell that the girls are lifting their shirts up and other stuff.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Even though I have no interest in seeing these commercials on tv, I do not see a problem with it since they edit it so that children can not see it. Children should not be up that late either to be able to watch it on tv. Parents have some responsibility to make sure their child is not watching inappropriate programming. I see worse things on HBO and other tv channels. I have also seen this commercial on in the early morning before going to work.
14 Feb 07
On a friday night when a child would probaly still be up and awake the simple solution would just to change the channel for a minute or if your uncomfortable with your children witnessing something like that then you should send them to bed, but children have to learn about that sort of thing and some time.
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@moneymaka (494)
• United States
14 Feb 07
OH god i just hate it when that stuff comes on, its sicken me, im 15 and our whole family is christean ill appreciate it if that stuff wasnt on normal television.
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@Meljep (1668)
• United States
14 Feb 07
If you turn the channel they will get the message that you don't approve. The ratings will go down and they will change the commercials. It is very inappropriate for anyone to be portrayed as a piece of meat, and a collection of body parts, instead of a person.
• United States
14 May 07
I think if your son is 13 years old, then he was probably more than happy to see a commercial for Girls Gone Wild ^^; At age 13, there is no way a boy has not thought about a naked girl at least once! You should just talk to your son and make sure he is wise enough not to act on these thoughts. But, there's no problem in just looking... right? Also, since these commercials are censored, I don't think you need to be offended.
• United States
22 Feb 07
Ok I guess I don't have a problem with it. This is why. A. What is a 13yr old boy doing up after 11PM watching TV? B. They don't actually show anyhting. The women either have their hands over the parts or words are over them. If you are that worried about it then put the kid to bed or shut the TV off.
@kumx5dc (27)
• India
14 Feb 07
No this is not toleratable , you may complain TV network provider