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The PTC is Demanding Advertisers Boycott America’s Got Talent

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When Howard Stern was announced as the new judge on “America’s Got Talent“, the Parents Television Council slammed the move.  And now, they’re taking it a step further.

The PTC has sent a letter to 91 companies that have advertised with the show, demanding that they boycott the new season,which premieres next Monday. Their argument is that Howard is going to destroy your children, and totally ruin humanity.  Or something like that.

The letter says, “Stern’s reputation for sleaze and misogyny is well known . . . and to our knowledge his only previous judging experience consisted of looking at insecure, naked young women and telling them whether or not they were hot enough to pose for ‘Playboy’.

“Does such commentary accurately reflect your corporate values?”

The letter ends with this threat:  “I assure you that every advertiser will be held accountable for underwriting any of the inevitably vile antics of Howard Stern.”

There’s been no response from NBC, Stern or the show.

Sharon Osbourne brought this up on “The Talk” yesterday and said that Stern will show viewers a different side of himself.  She would know.  She’s also a judge on the show, and they’ve already started working together. Aisha Tyler made a great point.  She said, “[It’s] like saying you’re not going to let your kids watch ‘Shrek’ because Eddie Murphy played Donkey.” And Sara Gilbert added, “He’s a professional.  He’s not going to start talking about three-ways on America’s Got Talent.”

Watch the ladies of ‘The Talk’ Talk about the Howard Stern America’s Got Talent Controversy:




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