Gossip Girl: 5 Reasons Why The PTC Should Love That Threesome


Last week, the Parents Television Council wrote a stern letter to CW affiliates urging them to pull last night's episode of Gossip Girl, in which three characters engage in a threesome. The details of the three-way play were vague at that point, but the PTC made one point crystal clear: kids love to watch Gossip Girl, and Gossip Girl should not encourage that kind of sexual behavior among its viewers.


As a concerned parent (Note: I am not a parent) of a small child (Note: This child does not exist) who loves to watch and reenact exactly what he sees on our TV screen each Monday at 9 PM, naturally I could relate to the PTC's concerns, and I was troubled by the prospect of my child's favorite show, which up until this point has been a powerful and realistic moral beacon in our household, all of a sudden encouraging dangerous behavior with my dear young son, Dustin. (Note: There is no Dustin.) I mean, the drinking, drugs, philandering, backstabbing, cleavage-bearing, and revenge-sex-having that frequently occur on this kid's program is one thing. It's our responsibility to depict the world as accurately as possible for our impressionable children, to prepare them for life's tough brunches and Ponzi schemes ahead. But where do we draw the line, as responsible parents? It's not like we can just turn off the TV. Something needs to be done!


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Default avatar cat
Nov 10, 2009 8:32PM EST
Lolz you gotta love sarcasm. Haven't read an article so sarcastic from beginning to end in a long time. Lolz. These parents councils always have strange ways of thinking. Why on earth would you let your kid's favourite tv show be GG if you are worried about what it's showing. Strange.
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