The Parents Television Council Has American Horror Story In Their Sights

October 21, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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The Parents Television Council have their panties in a bunch again, this time it’s over the bloody and brutal sex scenes in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’. I’m not sure exactly what they were expecting from the show that previously had twisted sex scenes in past seasons, including a scene where Gabourey Sidibe’s character Queenie had sex with a Minotaur in ‘Coven’ and an orgy with the freaks in ‘AHS: Freak Show’.

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So far, the group is upset about the bloody sex scene featuring Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer and another couple, as well as the scene in which Max Greenfield was raped by a masked character wearing a spiked strap on. I will admit I did find that scene a little much, but with ‘AHS’ controversial content is expected.

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Tim Winter, the president of The Parents Television Council, is urging people to boycott the series. Winter stated:

“This is the most vile and shocking content I’ve ever seen on TV. Ever. Most Americans have no idea this is primetime fare on advertiser-supported basic cable. And everyone is paying for it as part of their program bundle.”

Any parent, who has an IQ over 50, would realize that ‘AHS’ is not a show for kids. I’m sorry, but I’m not keen on anyone telling me (as an adult) what I should and shouldn’t be watching. If it was up to the PTC all shows would be “family friendly”, in other words, shows would be dull. In the past (and present) the watchdog group has targeted shows such as ‘Family Guy’, The Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, ‘Scandal’, ‘Glee’ and AMC’s hit show ‘The Walking Dead’, just to name a few. I seriously doubt that the PTC will be able to affect ‘American Horror Story’.


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