Nutters of the Coalition for the War on Illegal Pornography believe that NBC's new series The Playboy Club is promoting the cause they are fighting against. The group say that the show will contribute to the sexual exploitation of
women and promote the acceptance of pornography all while making a profit.
Patrick A. Trueman, the President of Morality in Media said in a statement:
Since the 50s, sleazy Hugh Hefner and his Playboy Magazine has pushed a philosophy which dictated that, to the 'sophisticated man,' the female is a mere toy to be used, abused and discarded. That philosophy has inflicted
unimaginable harm to our society, now documented by years of research.
Today -- with the cooperation of NBC and the network's use of the public airwaves -- Playboy is poised to cause even more harm, this time bringing its sleaze directly into America's living rooms. We don't need NBC to pour
more fuel to that fire.
The Playboy Club is scheduled air on NBC in autumn 2011.
Update: Branded as Nutters
13th June 2011. See article
NBC's The Playboy Club will not be part of NBC affiliate KSL's autumn television lineup.
The Playboy Club promotes a brand that we just cannot support, said Mark Willes, president and chief executive officer of Deseret Media Companies (DMC), the parent company of KSL: We would be helping to build a brand that stands for
pornography. For us, that's just untenable.
We would never accept an ad from The Playboy Club, just as we don't accept ads for alcohol or gambling, he said.
DMC this year launched an anti-pornography campaign called Out in the Light. Airing a show that carries the Playboy name is not something KSL cares to do, said Michelle Torsak, vice president of programming for KSL, who chairs the campaign:
I'm fairly liberal and I believe the marketplace decides, most of the time ...BUT... this is a no-brainer for me. We cannot in good conscience air a brand we don't believe in. There's a lot of creative, clever, fun entertainment out there.
Let's look for that.
It's a good decision, according to Pamela Atkinson, chair of the nutters of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography: We know for a fact that there are people who became addicted to pornography after they started off with Playboy . It's
an appetite that grows and it also shows women in a demeaning light, portrayed as sex objects.
Update: Nutter Boycott
16th June 2011. See article
Anti-porn nutters are targeting advertisers of The Playboy Club , an NBC drama based the chain of
nightclubs started by Hugh Hefner, in an effort to get the television network to cancel the controversial show before its fall debut.
Florida Family Association is joining the campaign against NBC over the show. The group said it will document all the advertisers of the show and publicize the names of those companies online and in emails to supporters.
David Caten, FFA executive director, said he plans to target Comcast and NBC to urge them to pull the show, according to Sunshine State News. The group also plans to pressure Playboy Club show advertisers to withdraw their sponsorship.