A group of concerned parents are speaking out against the hit FX television show “Sons Of Anarchy” following a raunchy sex scene at the start of a recent episode.
The Parents Television Council released a statement a week after the episode in question aired blasting both the show and cable companies for showing what they consider to be “pornography.” The two-and-a-half minute montage opened the episode and showed different characters having sex with their respective lovers in a number of different revealing situations.
“It’s official: In order to watch cable news, ESPN, Disney, or the History Channel, every family in America must now also pay for pornography on FX,” said Parents Televisiton Council President Tim Winter in a statement. “Last week’s episode of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ opened with the most sexually explicit content we’ve ever seen on basic cable, content normally found on premium subscription networks like HBO or Showtime.”
“Families should not be forced to underwrite pornography. Cable Choice is a solution whose time has come, and there could hardly be a better example of it than this,” Winter’s statement continued. “We call on Congress, the FCC and the Federal Courts to give cable consumers real choice when it comes to deciding which networks they actually want to purchase.”
Since Winter’s statement, both FX and show creator Kurt Sutter have yet to speak out, but Sutter has already bashed the organization for their views following similar controversy last year that involved a school shooting portrayed on the program.
“The PTC—I would imagine these are not evil people, but they’re just not very intelligent or intuitive people,” Sutter boldly said of the Parents Television Council last year. “The fact that these people want to be monitoring what my children watch is terrifying … whenever that stuff crosses the line into censorship, it’s just scary, not just on a creative level but on a personal level.”
Entertainment Weekly notes that “Sons Of Anarchy” airs on FX at 10 p.m. and features a TV-MA warning both before the show begins and at the end of each commercial break.