I have not watched Skins, but with all this hoopla I am going to have to…6 major advertisers (Schick, Subway, H&R Block, Taco Bell, Wrigley and GM ) have pulled their ads from the show because of the the sexual nature of the show and the drugs…remember this is a show about teens for teens…do teens really act like this, I don’t remember being a teen (soooo long ago, lol). How will this show go on without advertisers…isn’t that how tv shows work?
According to TMZ,
The exodus continues … Schick has now pulled its commercials from the controversial MTV show, “Skins.”
A rep for the company tells TMZ, “After ‘Skins’ on MTV aired last week, the makers of Schick Hydro decided not to advertise during the program because some of this showâ€™s content is not aligned with Schick corporate guidelines.”
So that makes Schick, Subway, H&R Block, Taco Bell, Wrigley and GM to pull its ads from the show.
UPDATE: A rep for MTV tells TMZ, “‘Skins’ has earned the loyalty of fans across the globe for its thoughtful and honest portrayal of teen life today. An internationally acclaimed scripted drama, the show has been honored with a long list of prestigious awards. MTV stands by the US adaptation of ‘Skins’ and the vision of its creator Bryan Elsley.”
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