MTV decides that it's show following around virgins trying to get laid isn't really the best idea afterall. Photo via dcubillas at SXC Photo
MTV, not always known for keepin’ it classy but not usually one to give up an opportunity to make heads turn, has decided to take a pass on one of their newest endeavors into the reality TV genre after sparking outrage and disgust in many corners of the Internet.
The network had recently posted a casting notice looking for people age 18 or older that would “candidly allow MTV to accompany you on the journey toward ‘losing it.’ ”
The “it” they are referring to? Your virginity.
“Do you want to take things to the next level? Like, are you ready to hand over your V card? Or do you have a friend who is ready to lose it?” the casting notice read. “Now MTV is looking to frankly capture that journey in a new series called ‘My First.’ We’re looking for adults who are ready to go all the way. Let MTV come along on your journey… as you try to lose your virginity!”
The network went on to say that it would not “film the act itself. Duh.”
The casting notice also said MTV would be filming regardless of whether the person actually did lose their virginity.
The application link on the casting website has been prematurely disabled, they had said they were going to take applications until May 28.
“This was a preliminary casting notice, and we’re not moving forward with a pilot,” a representative from MTV told FOXNews.com.
Parents and media experts alike were disgusted that MTV had stooped offering fifteen minutes of fame and a sweet paycheck in exchange for “trying” to lose your virginity.
“Viacom, which owns MTV as well as BET, Nickelodeon and more, should be ashamed that its company is pandering to the gutter,” said Dan Gainor, VP at the Media Research Center, reports Fox News. “This is part of the media attempt to mock people who have morals and to treat virginity like a disease that must be cured. Network programmers won’t be satisfied until they are able to hold live gladiatorial combat on air with the audience voting on whether the loser gets to live.”
“Adults know how strongly girls/boys desire attention and recognition. Offering fame to girls willing to lose their virginity is only going to encourage girls to participate, without considering the repercussions to their future or mental health,” Nicole Clark, author and director of the documentary “Cover Girl Culture” said in a Fox News report. “It’s irresponsible.”
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