The PTC Strikes Again: ANTM


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?


Source: NYPost

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Apr 10, 2008 7:55AM EDT

please someone upload episode 8 of cycle 10 PLEASEEEEEE!!!

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Apr 10, 2008 9:55AM EDT

dude we get away with so much more in english tv... i love when american actors are interviewed on Jonathan Ross a lot seemed shocked are the continuous swearing (yes can include a bleeped "c" word!) innuendo etc
ANTM something to worry about... no of course not, unless nudity is so wrong to that person their child was born with clothes on!

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Apr 10, 2008 9:57AM EDT

Also nudity has been part of art for centuries and photography for decades!
Apart from her boney figure, i saw them as artist

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Apr 24, 2008 10:53PM EDT

The nude photo shoot was not that bad. they didn't show anything anyway. the worst shoot was the one with the Beef, they had to wear these cold peices of beef. a couple of years ago they did an anti animal cruelty thing right? i thought if any of them are veggitarians that would have been the worst thing ever. If i was there i would not want to go near that. It was so disgusting.

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Apr 28, 2008 8:32PM EDT

duh!! teh reason why nigel says this is cause when you are nude(not wearing any clothes), you are also not compromise with any particular period of history! so those pictures wont be cataloge as part of some particular photoshoot thats adecuated for determinated fashion trend, but is going to be TIMELESS meaning, not dated! and thats it, nigel is just refined not creepy and hes actually the only one that knows how to comment on a model performance(besides paulina) tyra is like paula abdul in americna idol, shes there just to be nice(thats not helping or being honest if you ask me)anyway! nigel takes the best pictures in antm and he is apparently the one that knows the most about shapes and art!

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Apr 29, 2008 4:16PM EDT

I would let Nigel photograph me nude anytime! I didn't think anything of what he said and the shoot itself...they've done nude shoots many times on ANTM so, why now?

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