Implied nudity on US TV shows rose by 400% last year
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US watchdog group has said that implied nudity on television shows in the country had increased over 400 percent since the 2010 to 2011 season. The Parents Television Council said that its researchers found 76 instances on 37 different shows, where a person appeared nude, with private parts obscured, in prime time last season.
The group said that it's a sharp rise from the 15 instances the networks had aired the season before that.
"The networks have made it abundantly clear they have no intention of respecting either the broadcast licenses they've been granted or the public in whose interest they are licensed to serve," CBS News quoted the group as saying in a statement.
"Therefore the American people, whose values are being assaulted on a nightly basis, must insist that the Federal Communications Commission vigorously enforce broadcast decency laws, as mandated by the Congress and affirmed by the Supreme Court," the statement read.
The group had looked at the shows that appeared on TV from September 1 to May 31 during the 2011 to 2012 primetime broadcast television season.
Examples include a couple skinny-dipping on ABC's reality show "The Bachelor," Howie Mandel jokingly appearing nude in his dressing room at NBC's "America's Got Talent" and a naked man jumping out of a car trunk in the candid camera show "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" on NBC.
In each case, the full nudity had been obscured by pixilation or strategically placed objects.
The parents group, which also monitors language and sexually suggestive content on broadcast television, said it would complain about the development to the Federal Communications Commission.
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