Second Phase of War on Illegal Pornography National Effort Launched To Stop NBC From Exploiting Women and Promoting Porn with 'The Playboy Club' This Fall

Effort Seeks To Make It Unprofitable For NBC To Sexually Exploit Women

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The War on Illegal Pornography today launched the second phase in its nationwide effort to make it unprofitable for NBC to air its planned fall series "The Playboy Club" on its website, www.CloseTheClubOnNBC.com.

"Today, we begin an effort to contact every NBC affiliate across the country, as well as the top NBC executives, with a message about NBC's fall series, "The Playboy Club," said Patrick Trueman, director of the War on Illegal Pornography and President of Morality in Media.  "That message is this, 'Sexual exploitation is to be condemned, not programmed on network TV.'"

"The Playboy philosophy toward women is, 'use them, abuse them, and discard them,' just like Hefner has with his girlfriends and wives," said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media.  "Such treatment is unacceptable," she added. "What mother wants her girls to be subjected to sexual exploitation?"

The War on Illegal Pornography will activate its coalition of 110 national, state, and local groups for this phase of the project.  Supporters of all groups number in the hundreds of thousands and will be asked to go to the activist website set up for the project, www.closetheclubonnbc.com, and click "Contact NBC Leaders" to easily send a protest email.  Regional coordinators are being established to assure that NBC affiliates will be contacted in large numbers across the country.

Trueman noted that Playboy, once equated with "soft-core" pornography, has been distributing hardcore pornography on pay TV channels and the Internet for years. Distribution of hardcore pornography can be prosecuted under federal and state obscenity laws.  

"Idolizing hardcore porn king Hugh Hefner might be a suitable topic for a porn movie but most people will want to keep that kind of trash programming out of their homes.  Studies consistently demonstrate that pornography harms people and leads to violence against women, sexual trafficking, sexual addiction, destruction of families, and so much more harm.  Why would NBC promote such harmful behavior?" Trueman asked.

About Morality in Media

Morality in Media, Inc., is the leading national organization focused on opposing pornography and indecency through public education and the application of the law. For more information visit www.waronillegalpornography.com, www.moralityinmedia.org and www.pornharms.com.

Media Contact:  
Dawn Hawkins
720-988-9862
dhawkins@pornharms.com

SOURCE Morality in Media



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