When watching the "House of Pain" episode of America's Next Top Model two weeks ago, I should have known that the PTC was going to get angry...
To borrow from my previous review:
"The pain posing lesson turned out to be a secret challenge, which Anya won. Her prize was a nude photo shoot with Nigel. Nigel's quote of the evening: "We're going to make things timeless. One way to do this is to not have any clothes." This sounded particularly creepy, especially since the photo shoot was of Anya in a bed."
Turns out that the PTC - the Parents Television Council - found that segment of the episode to be more than creepy; they have deemed it "indecent", and have filed a complaint with the FCC (for those of you not in the know, the FCC, or Federal Communications Commission, are the ones that fine the networks when things like Janet Jackson's nipple get exposed on national television due to a "wardrobe malfunction").
Says the PTC, "The entire photo shoot scene, which lasted for more than a minute, is wholly gratuitous and undoubtedly intended to titillate."
Honestly, as I usually feel, I think that the PTC is off base here (they have complained about everything from ER to Without a Trace to Dexter on CBS). Creepy, yes, but "wholly gratuitous" is going overboard. Nothing inappropriate was shown (anything that might have been deemed inappropriate was blurred) and I've seen things that are far more titillating on Gossip Girl...
What do you all think? Just another example of Nigel being creepy, or "wholly gratuitous" and worthy of a fine?