A few months ago, MTV–the network that gave us shows like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom–posted a casting call with this tag:
“DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THINGS TO THE NEXT LEVEL? LIKE, ARE YOU READY TO HAND OVER YOUR V CARD? OR DO YOU HAVE A FRIEND WHO IS READY TO LOSE IT?”
Reality Show Wanted Kids To Lose Virginity
For the call, MTV was asking for young adults, starting at age 18, who wanted to have a film crew capture their “journey” as they lost their virginity. The show was slated to be named “My First.”
MTV wanted to capture young adults exploring sexuality and “losing it,” but lists “We will be filming whether or not you accomplish the goal…but not the act itself. DUH.”
Although the network didn’t say why the casting call closed early or the reason the show was canceled, we can only speculate (hope?) that it was over outrage that many expressed online.
Shock TV at the Expense of Our Kids
This is disgusting. When will the exploitation of our kids for entertainment value end? This show was set up to prey on our children who have held him- or herself to a moral standard. Instead of congratulating them, we are mocking them by spotlighting their virginity and pushing them into something under the guise of being cool … becoming “famous.”
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“Adults know how strongly girls/boys desire attention and recognition. Offering fame to girls willing to lose their virginity is only going to encourage girls to participate, without considering the repercussions to their future or mental health. It’s irresponsible,” Nicole Clark, author and director of the documentary “Cover Girl Culture” told FoxNews.com.
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