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“Gossip Girl” threesome getting fans, parents all worked up

November 6, 2009

The upcoming threesome episode on “Gossip Girl” seems to be getting everyone’s knickers in a twist, even before the much-anticipated episode of the scandalous TV show about rich New York teens airs on Monday.BRITAIN

The TV watchdog group the Parents Television Council says the “3SOME” tryst is “reckless and irresponsible” in view of the “impressionable teenagers” that it says are the show’s main target , and has urged affiliates of the CW network not to air it.

Fans of the show however, seem to be more concerned about trying to figure out which of the fabulously rich, beautiful young things  — now out of high school and supposedly at college — will be involved in the three-way hookup.

Judging by the bed-hopping enjoyed so far by the characters on the show,  pretty much any of them could be persuaded (or maybe tricked?) into a brief menage a trois,  although we’re betting that bad boy Chuck (Ed Westwick) and scheming Blair (Leighton Meester)  will be playing a major role.

Like all publicity ,  good and bad, the PTC warning may have the opposite effect in whetting the appetite ofleightongosspi lapsed “Gossip Girl” fans to the scandalous story line.

As Britney Spears sang in her recent No. 1 single “Three” (on the same subject) “Three is a charm, Two is not the same.”

“Gossip Girl” is currently getting an audience of about 2.2 million a week, and although the CW as a whole is aimed at women between the ages of 18-34, the network says the median age of “Gossip Girl” viewers is 27 years old.

Try telling that to your teens.

Comments

No big deal since it’s just a television show.
BTW: It’s far too late to start bellyaching about Hollywood corrupting our morals, isn’t it? Any innocent that’s never heard of a threesome will be watching The Lawrence Welk Show anyway.

Posted by RealNeil | Report as abusive
 

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Completely irresponsible and reckless. Its not ok to put this on in prime-time where teens and tweens can view. Responsible corporate sponsors should withdraw their support PRIOR to the show being aired and should be punished at the cash register if they don’t. All productions are about market share and sponsors – the constant race to the bottom of the moral cesspool, needs to be stopped. As a progressive, I was appalled by Hollywood support of Roman Polanski – he drugged and raped a 13 year old. Sorry, you go to jail. Time to stop the search of eastern religions or mysticism and get a quick grip on what’s right and wrong. Yes, the world is full of grey’s but on occasions there are some moral absolutes.

Posted by jeff | Report as abusive
 

I don’t think I need some self-appointed “do-gooder” organization composed of a handful of holier-than-thou individuals such as the Parents Television Council.

Until now my wife and I have managed to do a pretty good job of making sure our girls don’t watch anything we deem inappropriate. Thanks to the PTC, and the publicity they have stirred regarding this show, my girls are now asking to watch. Before, I don’t think they had any idea the show existed. Now they’ve seen video of the teenage actors and it’s gotten their interest.

Way to go Parents Television Council! Thanks a lot for working in the interest of yourselves and against parents who do try to raise their children the right way!

I wish the PTC and other self-appointed watchdog groups would go away.

Posted by Mike H | Report as abusive
 

Mike H., obviously you’re a shill to this network. Your post is way too obviously slanted toward the opposite side of this alleged controversy! How about if you come clean and admit you’re a paid lackey for the network that would put such “stuff” on the “air waves?” Or, would that take too much honesty on your part to admit you’re a whore for dishonest entities? Mike H., obviously, you’ve bought into the New World Order’s attempt to counteract honest decency standards. Pathetic comes to mind when I think of such firstborn shills such as you, Mike H.

Posted by Daniel S. | Report as abusive
 

Teenagers are not that impressionable, most of them already know about this stuff and they won’t just go out and do it because of a show. If they want to do it they will anyway whether it is on the TV or not. It is the parents responsibility to 1) Make sure whatever they do they know how to be safe and 2) To prevent the teens from watching it if they don’t want them to. And I agree with the above comment. The PTC are just drawing attention to it. And this is nothing compared to some shows in the UK.

Posted by Kirsti | Report as abusive
 

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