In the 168 hours of programming during its spring break 2004, MTV showed over 3,000 depictions of sex or various forms of nudity and made 2,881 spoken references to sex. MTV is laced with more profanity than Rick James's veins had cocaine. MTV during the day offers three times as much profanity, sex, and violence as the major networks after 10:00 pm. Seventy-three percent of boys and girls aged 12 to 19 watch MTV. LINK
We gotta believe spring break didn't improve much in 2005. Still, we question what the report means by "nudity." We're not fans of the four-fifths-of-a-breast shots (send "You're a Homo" comments to the e-mail address on the right), but we don't think they're properly characterized as "nudity," either. No matter, MTV is out of control at all times of the year, catering to the fraternity-types that sponsor "Porn Parties" and slutty sorority girls. We'd think most discerning parents wouldn't allow their children watch it. And if you do, why don't you just cut through all the pretense and get the kid a subscription to Playboy? At least the articles in Playboy have some literary merit.
We don't care much for boycotting, but if you're into it, here's a worthy list:
The Top Ten Most Frequent MTV Sponsors during 2004 Spring Break:
1) Procter & Gamble Co.
2) Sony Corp.
3) Time Warner
6) Colgate-Palmolive Co.
7) Hershey Foods Corp.
8) Cadbury Schweppes
9) Foot Locker Inc.
10) General Electric Co.
If you're curious about what products these companies make, go here.