US Skins Cancelled After Accusations Of ‘Child Porn’

It was the drama that upset most of Middle America leading to accusations that the show was just ‘child porn’, but now Skins US, the American version of the E4 drama has been ditched by MTV after just one series.

Skins, without doubt, was one of the most controversial dramas ever to be shown on American television. The Parents Television Council put in a complaint not only for the show’s frequent drink and drug use as well as encouraging ‘child pornography’, whilst big advertisers including Subway and Taco Bell pulled out as a result of the media storm.

As well as this viewers went into freefall. MTV said in a statement yesterday that “Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a US audience as much as we had hoped.”

To be honest with you, the show being cancelled it isn’t that much of a loss. Although Skins is a really like marmite, either you love it or you absolutely hate it, the US version of the show ripped any heart the show ever had. The UK drama was ambitious and controversial, but also had some brilliant acting and tackled some really tough issues. Meanwhile in the US version, scripts were copied over word-for-word, the acting was worse than abysmal and characters that had may be deemed to be ‘inappropriate’ for American viewers, such as Maxxie the gay character, were dropped from the show althogether. That’s just our view.

Watch this video that compared both the US and UK versions and let us know what you think:

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