PTC Calls for Boycott of ‘America’s Got Talent’ Due to Howard Stern’s ‘Sleazy’ Rep

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  1. Chimney Portions

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    http://www.hollywood.com/news/PTC_Boycott_Americas_Got_Talent_Howard_Stern_Sleazy_Rep/26586567

    While NBC certainly hired shock jock
    Howard Stern
    to take a spot at the
    America's Got Talentjudges table to rustle some feathers, they may be getting more than they bargained for. The Parents Television Council is speaking out against the new judge, and they've got no intention of backing down.

    The famously outspoken judge earned NBC another stint in the hot seat May 7, when the PTC released a letter meant for potential advertisers urging them to boycott the NBC program as long as Stern is attached. (NBC was also targeted for their Fall 2011 series The Playboy Club.) The letter was addressed to the 91 corporations who've served as sponsors for the NBC series in past years and states, "The risk of associating your hard-earned corporate brand image with such 'shock' is not worth the cost involved – a cost not just in terms of wasted media dollars, but also in terms of countless millions of dollars in customer goodwill."


    But Stern's appearances in promos and clips from the upcoming season of AGT give little weight to the fear that he'll be too outrageous for 8 PM audiences. In fact, the glimpses of his turn on the show are almost alarmingly tame. Even Steven Tyler has seemingly made more people uncomfortable on American Idol.


    So why go after NBC now, when viewers are seeing a more softer side of Stern? Dan Issett, the director of public policy for the PTC, tells Hollywood.com the plea is based on Stern's past behavior. "Howard Stern’s reputation for sleaze and misogyny is well known," Issett says. "There is a reasonable presumption that Mr. Stern will only continue to conduct himself in precisely the same manner as he has done for decades."


    But is there any circumstance under which the PTC would be accepting of Stern — who once famously saidIdol winner Fantasia Barrino wasn't sexually stimulating enough for teen boys — at the judges' table? Could he tone it down enough to satisfy the council? That's not too likely, says Issett. "For us, the question is not about the exact behavior Stern has to reign in to appear on a once family-friendly broadcast TV show that airs at 8 PM," Issett says. "The issue is that in light of Stern’s decades-long penchant for profanity, his affinity for degrading and sexualizing women, and his proclivity for vulgar and explicit dialog, prudent advertisers should not risk underwriting such material." (NBC has yet to respond to Hollywood.com's request for comment.)


    Do you think Stern's reputation for grotesque commentary disqualifies him from judging AGT? Will you tune in to see what the usually shocking host will say? Will you tune out?


     
  2. Peau de Soie

    Peau de Soie Edit Button? Thanks LaserTilt!

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    So Buchwald has people working at the "PTC" now?

    And magically STILL no one cares.
     
  3. JDDaBadAhz

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    Maybe they'll get Ashley Madison, Boy Butter, Sheetz etc. to advertise.
     
  4. EricThMidgetSux

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    Fuck those blackmailing dbags.
     
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    these people clearly dont listen to the show
     
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    Someone should also try to galvanize the Mexicans who love Selena and Tajano music as well as the Fire and Brimstone Christian Taliban who mostly commit adultery and fixate on promiscuity in their own minds to mount ad protest letter writing campaigns also
     
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    they must be low on money again.
     
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    Welcome to yesterday Chimney
     
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    don't they mean "sleazy former rep" because he is so PC he is powered by fucking Intel........story is a plant, and howard is a douche....
     
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    The story was four hours old when I posted it. Nice try though.
     
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    I am not Boycotting AGT because of the Parent's Television Council.

    I am boycotting because its a gay talent show that I have no interest in.
     
  12. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    The only sleazy thing about him these days is getting his no-talent, aging bimba wife jobs which she is totally unqualified for.
     
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    Howard may very well be a total douche bag now, but I still wont support the PTC.

    Not that Im going to watch AGT mind you. As long as I got the saloon, I dont need to.

    Besides, Howard told me to fuck off. Since I am so dumb Im going to do EXACTLY what my master says :c
     
  14. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...i got it earlier from tmz and posted it but so what.