Raw 'Skins': The drama and legal issues of MTV's new show
The cast of MTV's new show "Skins." The show has sparked controversy whether the "edgy" has gone too far.
January 21st, 2011
09:30 AM ET

Raw 'Skins': The drama and legal issues of MTV's new show

Brian Stetler, has reported on the controversy surrounding MTV's new drama 'Skins' and is a writer for the New York Times.

The series, based on the popular U.K. show of the same name, has been billed as "edgy" in how it tells the by now familiar story of foul-mouthed high school teens who spend a lot of time seeking sex and drugs.

Stetler speaks to CNN's Kiran Chetry about the investigations into child pornography the Justice Department and Congress are calling for.

Marquee blog: What's the verdict on 'Skins'?

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  1. tomcat

    And my friends ask me..."Why don't you have cable?".....here ya go

    January 21, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • magnum

      Amen tomcat, I couldn't have said it better myself!

      January 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheena

      Lol!!! I don't blame you one bit why spend money on garbage and it take's literally no talent anymore to be on T.V. it so sad!

      January 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ricky

      IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR KIDS 2 SEE SKINS CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!
      MTV IS NOT THERE 2 BABYSIT YOUR KIDS!
      OK....
      S DON'T BLAME MTV 4 WHAT YOUR TEENS REALLY DO BEHIND YOU BACKS!!
      KEEP AIRING IT, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      VERY GOODS SHOW!!

      January 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeannie

      u poor? dont have cable? skins is a great show, humor is required

      January 29, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jayden

    Obviously you old people get upset for everything! there's NOTHING wrong with this show Nothing!!! and this Version of Skins is 100x watered down from the Original version back in England.. and no body is forcing you people to watch the show ok.. so if you don't like it change it.....

    January 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. GuerillaGorilla

    Is that guy on the left wearing a dead cat on his head?

    January 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    @tomcat: Why don't you have cable?

    January 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. COL. BAT GUANO

    The show sucks. But really is mild compared to what kids are really doing.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Redcarpet Downthere

    I have not seen it.But it blows a$$

    January 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sadiehyde

    'I have not seen it but it blows a$$' ? That is EXACTLY the type of statement that makes the rest of the world think Americans are ignorant. If you've not seen it, what are you basing your opinion on? You sound like my 4 yr old daughter who won't try new foods but knows they're yucky somehow. Watch it first, then make an educated decision for yourself. I haven't seen it either, but I'm reserving my opinion until I have because to do otherwise would be presumptuous and ignorant. I haven't read the Bible either, nor the Koran or the Torah and I'm not calling any of them rubbish till I've read them.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
    • ricky

      THANK YOU!!!!
      OMG, PEOPLE ARE MAKING A BIG DEAL OUT OF THIS!!
      WATCH FIRST, IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT CHANGE THE CHANNEL.
      MTV IS NOT THERE TO BABYSIT YOUR KIDS!!

      January 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jason

    Obnoxious- you must be bloody ignorant. More than likely you may be one of the million American clones that NEVER "lived" life. You simply followed the rules mate- I assume you enjoy all the clone trophies from your status quo accomplishments. You feel accepted- Kudos to you baby. Anywaaay, The original Skins is a BAFTA-winning British teen drama that commenced in 2007, so once again most Americans have their panties in a bind for a series the portrays real life. Life is short. Shows that portray Real American (behind all the status quo facades) is what 'real' life is about. Learn to live baby- no one has trophies on their graves for living in a perfect bubble or being a status quo fake. America is full of hypocrites. I'm not so proud of our country as we continue to believe everything in this world revolves around us. Maybe do a bit of international travel to open your heart/mind. Obtain an authentic life- be authentic, original and, above all, NOT a clone. Cheers, Jason

    January 24, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jack Bailey

    OK, I'll make sure I let my 16 year old girlfriend know this show is dangerous. Before you all jump on my throat, I live in Europe. That should tell you all you need to know. Cheers.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. xbathhater

    The problem with shows like this is that the people of this world are heavily influenced by TV and what they perceive is going on commonly in the real world. With more and more filth the morality of the nation slips. Children are the most heavily influenced because they are building their role in this world as they grow up. Its easy to say don't let your kid watch but all of you who have made that comment are probably just out of the kid stage of life and remember how easy it is to get around your parents. Even if we block channels there are still commercials that give an all too racy preview of the show. So lets step back for once stop pushing the envelope (because there is no point) and get this excrement of off television.

    January 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sunbear52

    has anyone watched Degrassi high. skins is a much better show.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |