More and more companies are pulling their ads from MTV Skins after the show was criticized by the Parents Television Council.
The Parents Television Council called Skins, "the most dangerous television show for children that we have ever seen" and encouraged companies to pull their ads. So far H&R Block, Wrigley, Taco Bell and GM have all pulled their ads.
A spokesperson for Wrigley stated,
"Wrigley has decided to suspend any advertising during MTV's Skins as it was never our intent to endorse content that could offend consumers. Any ads that previously aired during the show were part of a broader advertising plan with the network."
As for H&R Block, they stated,
"H&R Block is not an advertiser of the show. One ad ran by mistake as part of a rotation. Once we learned this, we immediately took steps to ensure it didn't happen again. This program is not brand right and H&R Block did not select it to be part of our rotation."
MTV responded to the criticism with this statement:
"We review all of our shows and work with all of our producers on an ongoing basis to ensure our shows comply with laws and community standards. We are confident that the episodes of Skins will not only comply with all applicable legal requirements, but also with our responsibilities to our viewers.
We also have taken numerous steps to alert viewers to the strong subject matter so that they can choose for themselves whether it is appropriate."
Did you see Skins? What did you think?