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There's a theory out there that posits a giant "feedback loop" between MTV and other purveyors of youth culture and the kids who consume it. Shows like "Skins" actually do hold up a mirror to a portion of their audience.
Take one remake of a risk-taking British series about disaffected youth, throw in protests from a TV watchdog group, add a few advertiser pull-outs and you're good to go with a controversy that will keep the show in the media spotlight for weeks.
I don't want to be a prude or come across as the predictable religious party-pooper. But I have to ask the executives of MTV and producers of Skins: Really? Even this? Is there no line you won't cross for profits?
MTV is a business -- not a non-profit -- and their responsibility is to their shareholders. If you don't like Skins, turn it off -- don't blame MTV. Let's not allow TV or the media to raise our children.