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"Girls Gone Wild" has really gone wild!

post #1 of 27
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I sleep with the TV on (have since I was little). I have certain channels that I can leave on, otherwise, I am woke-up in the middle of the night to a loud noise, only to look up and see its "Girls Gone Wild".

Used to be, it was only on Comedy Central (as early as 11:00 pm), but now on the regular channels, its being aired. I mistakenly left Leno on one night, so that's how I found out. Now, I fall asleep to Fox news or Nick at Nite.

I think this is disgusting in and of itself, but to advertise the trash ALL the time is crossing the line. Most children I know have their own TV's--even my friend's 4 y.o. has one--what if they wake up in the middle of the night and turn on the tv hoping to find cartoons and see this filth???!!!

How is this allowed to be shown on regular tv stations? The same with them allowing South Park on cable tv after a certain hour, with the vulgar language and all. (Not a fan of SP, but BF is, so I don't mind the cursing, but being on a cable channel like comedy central, I know not to be shocked by that.)

Is this the way of the world now? Is it a plan to desensitize us so that these things seem to be ok? Something that should be as easily accepted as a teenager girl wearing make-up?
post #2 of 27
I know I see the commercials on late night alll the time, its so annoying.

Haven't the guys who make these videos been sued several times?
post #3 of 27
It mAkes you wonder!! Have you seen the other infomercial(sp?) on the "toys?" I woke up the other night about 2 am and felt my chin hit my feet!! Talk about shocking!! The GGW thing was NOTHING compared to this!!
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
I know I see the commercials on late night alll the time, its so annoying.

Haven't the guys who make these videos been sued several times?
I guess with all the pervs who keep buying the whole collection (which must be about 300 volumes by now ), they can afford the legal fees. I did actually see an interview with the creator of these and he was an arrogant, jockish, frat boy type of guy who didn't seem to care about anything but a dollar.
post #5 of 27
No one has to let their four year old have a tv in his/her bedroom (I'll refrain from even going there). Parental controls are readily available for people who want to let their kids have ready access to television. There are a lot of things in this world that most people wouldn't want to expose their children to. As someone who rarely watches anything but R movies, loves true crime, and can't seem to channel surf past anything involving medical examiners/autopsies, I don't like the idea of regulating what "icky" things can be shown on tv.

For the record, I hate waking up to Girls Gone Wild commercials. Just thinking about that horrible music they play over and over again makes me grit my teeth.
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by Taurus77 View Post
I guess with all the pervs who keep buying the whole collection (which must be about 300 volumes by now ), they can afford the legal fees. I did actually see an interview with the creator of these and he was an arrogant, jockish, frat boy type of guy who didn't seem to care about anything but a dollar.
Why does that not surprise me? I guess when you make videos like that, you cant be expected to be anything mroe than that!
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by Taurus77 View Post
I guess with all the pervs who keep buying the whole collection (which must be about 300 volumes by now ), they can afford the legal fees. I did actually see an interview with the creator of these and he was an arrogant, jockish, frat boy type of guy who didn't seem to care about anything but a dollar.
That's for sure...if you hit the porn industry you can make ton of money by creating videos. Even the internet...I think it was something like 8 years ago where there was a webcam Jen who posted a webcam in her room and people could watch it 24 hours a day...anytime from when she was brushing her teeth to having sex. Her first year alone she cleared $35K then more than doubled her profits the next year.
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by Taurus77 View Post
I sleep with the TV on (have since I was little). I have certain channels that I can leave on, otherwise, I am woke-up in the middle of the night to a loud noise, only to look up and see its "Girls Gone Wild".

Used to be, it was only on Comedy Central (as early as 11:00 pm), but now on the regular channels, its being aired. I mistakenly left Leno on one night, so that's how I found out. Now, I fall asleep to Fox news or Nick at Nite.

I think this is disgusting in and of itself, but to advertise the trash ALL the time is crossing the line. Most children I know have their own TV's--even my friend's 4 y.o. has one--what if they wake up in the middle of the night and turn on the tv hoping to find cartoons and see this filth???!!!

How is this allowed to be shown on regular tv stations? The same with them allowing South Park on cable tv after a certain hour, with the vulgar language and all. (Not a fan of SP, but BF is, so I don't mind the cursing, but being on a cable channel like comedy central, I know not to be shocked by that.)

Is this the way of the world now? Is it a plan to desensitize us so that these things seem to be ok? Something that should be as easily accepted as a teenager girl wearing make-up?
I don't believe in censorship. Censorship takes away the rights of people.

If parents are so concerned about what their kids see on TV's then they should be taking the TV's out of the kids room, limiting the time their kids spend watching TV, using parental controls on the television, and paying attention to what it is that their kids are watching.
post #9 of 27
I'm an adult and I don't want to see that crap!! I feel like it's prostitution. If a prostitute tapes what she/he does is that okay?? This world has gone to hell and I just hope I can raise my children to keep themselves away from the smut!! I makes me sick to think that people feel that this is acceptable. Everyone has the right to watch porn I suppose, but I think it should be confined to the channels you have to pay extra for, that way when I am watching The Late Show I don't have to see that. Oh, and I am also A huge fan of true crime and autopsy shows, that might have some graphic content, but for the most part it is a scientifically based show, whereas porn is not!
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Taurus77 View Post
I think this is disgusting in and of itself, but to advertise the trash ALL the time is crossing the line. Most children I know have their own TV's--even my friend's 4 y.o. has one--what if they wake up in the middle of the night and turn on the tv hoping to find cartoons and see this filth???!!!
And there's the problem. Children should not be watching tv unsupervised. There is absolutely no reason to treat all people with 'politeness' standards aimed at 4 year olds, because it isn't the tv stations' responsibility to raise your children for you or decide what they can/should watch.

Some people like 'Girls Gone Wild' and all kinds of other things that other people find completely inappropriate. But everyone should draw their own lines, decide what they want on tv, and be able to watch what they want even if other people think it's wrong or immoral. Of course there are some things we can all agree are wrong, like child porn, and some we can all agree are okay for anyone, but in between people's standards differ quite a bit and there is no reason to pander to the more restrictive side. After all, the channels are in it for the money, and people are capable of (and if they aren't they should not be able to watch it alone) restricting themselves while people who would want to watch other things don't have the choice.

Anyway, it's just an appliance.

Though I will agree I find "Girls Gone Wild" to be a bad thing, but mainly because of how they get the girls to go wild. If a woman gets so trashed that she can't consent to sex, and you sleep with her, it's called rape. If a woman gets so trashed after all the shots you buy her, does what is basically soft-core porn for free, and you make millions off of her, somehow that's protected as free speech?!
post #11 of 27
I'm astonished that children that young have televisions in their bedrooms. Or that there is even the possibility that a child could go to sleep with the television on. Bedrooms are for sleeping, and nothing else, when you're a child. The easy solution to this problem is to monitor what your children watch and when they go to bed, it's to sleep, not to watch television and then wake up at 2am to watch more.
post #12 of 27
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My whole point is this is advertised on so many channels, not about kids having tvs. I don't think they should have them either and my friend's kid is very spoiled.
I don't think kids should be playing videos either, they should be outside exercising or doing something.
I agree w/ Mrs. Harris, I don't wanna see the smut that should be confined to PPV or other channels--plus if you got to be 18 to buy it, then why show it on tv where anyone can see it. It has nothing to do with censorship or taking away anyone's freedom, but IMO it just shouldn't be on so early or on so many channels.
I would die of embarrassment if I were watching Leno with my Papow and that came on during commercial break.
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Taurus77 View Post
My whole point is this is advertised on so many channels, not about kids having tvs. I don't think they should have them either and my friend's kid is very spoiled.
In some ways, it's difficult to completely separate the two issues. We are often asked to accept/reject tv standards on the specious basis that millions of unattended children might happen to see it. Think back to Janet Jackson's millisecond of breast exposure. A lot of people flew off the handle about that, and the vast majority of them decried what might happen to all the children who saw her breast, very few said 'I can't handle a breast on tv'. IMO, the second one was much closer to the truth, kids don't have a problem with anatomy unless they're taught to and most of them think of it in terms of function.

And it is censorship to say "I don't approve of this, so it shouldn't be seen" even if followed by qualifiers. With television, I don't think it is as much about whether or not to censor things, but with where we draw the line.
post #14 of 27
There is a solution to this...use your voice to let the network TV stations know of your issue with that particular commercial, no matter what time of day or night it is show. Network TV relies soley on commercial income for it's profit. If enough people complain about a brand or specific commercial they won't air it. The last thing they want is their viewership to go down.

I know this is not the topic of the thread, but I have to agree that children shouldn't have TVs in their rooms where parents can't monitor, and especially not as young as 4. As a responsible adult, I should not have my viewing choices stifled because some parents are irresponsible. That's not my problem, and proper parenting would do a lot more For the CHILDREN than censoring what I can choose to watch or listen to.

BTW, I agree that the Girls Gone Wild commercials are beyond annoying and I wish they weren't on the air. But that's their right to do so as long as they conform to the FCC's rules and they pay the commercial rates for whatever channel they are advertising on. I could live a happy life without ever seeing them again.
post #15 of 27
If it upset you I'd write the network.

To stop this from happening to a 4 year old you may want to try the V-Chip that's installed in the TV or something like this: http://www.weemote.com/index.html

Also, I'd just like to comment on Girls Gone Wild. I've seen the DVDs in the past, and I can't believe this guy hasn't gotten sued more often than he has. Most of the girls are drunk when they do it, and I can't believe that his contract would hold up in court because of that.
post #16 of 27
Maybe I am some weird abnormal freak but I think there is no problem with girls gone wild or any porn or any of the other sensitive subjects portrayed on tv/movies/music, etc. I love shows and movies with blood and gore and sex and murder, true crime and cannibalistic serial killers, torture, execution... Anything most people consider vulgar, that gets people talking, I love the realness of it, if the people who made the movie are any good that is.

If you have a problem with kids seeing it all, censor what your kids watch. Take the TV out of the bedrooms, put parental controls on it, etc. Don't ruin it for the rest of us who enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, girls gone wild is ridiculous. I don't watch it except for the late night commercials where I laugh about how disgusting those girls all look All they do is scream and jump up and down and play awful music and most of them are not my idea of a hot girl. But some people are into that and so be it. The creator found a way to have fun and get rich, good for him. If those girls choose to go out and get so drunk that they have no clue what is happening and that is their own damn fault. It annoys me when people complain about the porn industry. Those who say it exploits women. The CHOOSE to participate in it, they CHOOSE to be videotaped while having sex. Many of them obviously enjoy it and they make a load of money doing it. Don't watch it if it bothers you. Who cares if it is on late night tv. Change the channel.

This isn't directed at anyone at all. Just IMO
post #17 of 27
I have seen this too. It's disturbing that this is "the norm" to some people.

I remember when you couldn't say "boobs" or "pregnant" on tv.... now they're showing girls making out?

My kids have a tv and cablebox in their room... They're not spoiled, and it has parent blocks on it. Matter of fact, the cablebox is set to block out EVERY channel after 9pm.

I do NOT think this is right. If I wanted to see that (which I don't) I'd watch Playboy channel.

It's literally desensitizing people to things that should be kept behind closed doors IMO
post #18 of 27
Moral values are going down the drain.....no wonder there are so many sexual predators/abusers anymore! These programs, videos etc. encourage them!! They banned smoking commercials...why not ban the porn? What's the diifference? They are both dangerous health wise!
post #19 of 27
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Moral values are going down the drain.....no wonder there are so many sexual predators/abusers anymore! These programs, videos etc. encourage them!! They banned smoking commercials...why not ban the porn? What's the diifference? They are both dangerous health wise!
'Moral values' are completely subjective, and change as often as the wind. There have always been cycles of extreme licentiousness and extreme prudishness, and now is no different.

Sexual predators are entirely responsible for their own actions, many of them have severe mental illnesses and/or were abused themselves. The incidence isn't really increasing, people are less ashamed anymore. In part because our new openness about sex has made people realize that blaming the victims and survivors of predators is completely ridiculous.

What is dangerous about sexuality?
post #20 of 27
There is absolutely nothing wrong with sexuality...but no one can say that watching half naked girls gyrate and "bounce" around while half drunk in a video is a way of proving sexuality!! It's soft porn...and it's indecent. And no one will ever convince me that sexual predators are all victims of sexual abuse and mental illness....some of them,yes...but lots of sickos get their ideas from watching smut like GGW and porn flicks!

ETA-- Just my own opinion of course. I'm no prude, what goes on behind closed doors between two consenting adults is fine, whatever trips your trigger....but I say keep it there, not on TV.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
'Moral values' are completely subjective, and change as often as the wind. There have always been cycles of extreme licentiousness and extreme prudishness, and now is no different.

Sexual predators are entirely responsible for their own actions, many of them have severe mental illnesses and/or were abused themselves. The incidence isn't really increasing, people are less ashamed anymore. In part because our new openness about sex has made people realize that blaming the victims and survivors of predators is completely ridiculous.

What is dangerous about sexuality?


Sexual predators are just that....predators. It isn't about sex, it is about power. Just watching drunk college chicks show their boobs and making out with each other isn't likely to trigger an episode for a predator. Losing a job, a fight with their girlfriend/spouse, something that makes them feel out of control is likely to trigger an attack. Predators are not driven by the same sexual desires that the rest of us are.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
'Moral values' are completely subjective, and change as often as the wind. There have always been cycles of extreme licentiousness and extreme prudishness, and now is no different.

Sexual predators are entirely responsible for their own actions, many of them have severe mental illnesses and/or were abused themselves. The incidence isn't really increasing, people are less ashamed anymore. In part because our new openness about sex has made people realize that blaming the victims and survivors of predators is completely ridiculous.

What is dangerous about sexuality?
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Sexual predators are just that....predators. It isn't about sex, it is about power. Just watching drunk college chicks show their boobs and making out with each other isn't likely to trigger an episode for a predator. Losing a job, a fight with their girlfriend/spouse, something that makes them feel out of control is likely to trigger an attack. Predators are not driven by the same sexual desires that the rest of us are.
I agree with both of those

As for girls gone wild, never saw one, and i only know one guy that buys them(maybe the other dont admit it?) But all i hvae to do is go to a bar, and you can see the same thing.

As for the guy geting sued over them, I really dont think they should be able to sue him.The girls made the choice to flash the camera.
post #23 of 27
I don't like "Girl Gone Wild," but as far as things on TV, there's a LOT I don't like. GGW is just a pimple on my butt in comparison. IMO, gory, evil, scary shows are far worse, but I'm not going to say others shouldn't watch.

As far as kids watching sexually explicit, evil, and violent shows, as many others have said - Parents, control what your children watch.

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Originally Posted by Taurus77
Is this the way of the world now? Is it a plan to desensitize us so that these things seem to be ok? Something that should be as easily accepted as a teenager girl wearing make-up?
Well, I don't know about it being a plan (I mean, who's plan?), but I totally believe we are desensitized. Every time we allow ourselves to view questionable material, it gets easier. Every time we see a violent crime on the news, it becomes more commonplace. I'm not saying we are ok with it, just that it becomes less shocking.
The result is more explicit shows, more violence, etc. Sad.
post #24 of 27
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I agree with both of those

As for girls gone wild, never saw one, and i only know one guy that buys them(maybe the other dont admit it?) But all i hvae to do is go to a bar, and you can see the same thing.

As for the guy geting sued over them, I really dont think they should be able to sue him.The girls made the choice to flash the camera.
Originally, that was all the videos were; basically a home video made at mardi gras or spring break. I have had the displeasure of seeing the more recent ones, and they most certainly are much more like amateur porn. There has been lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit about these; the producers and crew or whatever get girls totally trashed (and yes, that's their fault too) and then take them to their or other hotel rooms or whatever, and film them doing all sorts of things. If they slept with them, by law it could be considered rape. So why is what they do okay?
post #25 of 27
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Originally, that was all the videos were; basically a home video made at mardi gras or spring break. I have had the displeasure of seeing the more recent ones, and they most certainly are much more like amateur porn. There has been lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit about these; the producers and crew or whatever get girls totally trashed (and yes, that's their fault too) and then take them to their or other hotel rooms or whatever, and film them doing all sorts of things. If they slept with them, by law it could be considered rape. So why is what they do okay?
If a guy gets someone pregent how drunk, he should not have to pay for the kid cause well he was drunk, Oh yea that time i had a little to much to drink and woke up with how to a say, less then visually appealing women, then i should have called the cops for rape? Cause the only way i would have sex with her was if i was raped. or had to much to drink.

i know what your saying, But unless she is passed out, and or having to be carried(and maybe they were,i dont know since i only seen the tv adds) then it is her fault and a opps should not have done that. This is just another example of removing persoanl responablity from people actions. A lesson in dont drink to much, but did they learn that lesson i doubt it.
post #26 of 27
Those commercials annoy me if we are watching TV late. Every few minutes they have to cut to commercial and play a 5 minute GGW filth fest. Ugh.
post #27 of 27
Another reason why my ex is my ex-his addiction to stuff like this. For the longest time it made me feel like there was something wrong with me, like I'm not good enough. All of my past insecurities aside, I still don't believe in it. If a man thinks it's okay to bring this sort of thing into my life, into my home, he's not good enough for me. Period.
And women who think this kind of stuff is okay are just kidding themselves.
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