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Gossip Girl Threesome Sparks PTC Complaints

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The much-anticipated Gossip Girl threesome scene in next week's episode of the hit show is coming under criticism from the Parents Television Council (PTC).

The group has released an open letter to The CW that they are objecting to the idea of such scene, which they are claiming is "reckless and irresponsible."

"Gossip Girl routinely depicts teenagers engaging in promiscuous, consequence-free sexual behavior, and that's bad enough," PTC president Tim Winter wrote.

"But will you now be complicit in establishing a precedent and expectation that teenagers engage in behavior heretofore associated primarily with adult films?"

Should the PTC launch a formal complaint with the government and regulators agree with the PTC about the episode content, the CW could face a large fine.

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Rumored threesome participants Dan and Vanessa.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules stipulate that the government may pull "unsatisfactory or unsuitable or contrary to public interest" program.

It is not outside the realm of possibility that the episode could be nixed by the FCC, but we don't see it happening ... unless the scene is way racier than thought.

The episode, "They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?" airs next week, and while the threesome scene has not been leaked, a couple of promos have hyped it up.

Speculation about it has also been running rampant for weeks.

In concluding its letter of protest, the PTC pleaded to the CW to "ask yourself, how does airing this program serve your obligation to serve the public interest?"

The CW has not publicly responded to the letter but has released two sneak previews from the episode instead. The clips contain no hints of the threesome.

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Xxmrskolmikaelsenxx

I don't live in the states, thank god I'm not. FCC, get laid and don't make everybody else who has lives and love gossip girl miserable like you do, god you overreact too much... why not boycott HBO or Showtime?

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i hope they wont cut the scene...ptc ruins everything all the time..
generally on tv shows and movies they have been even worse things than that and people dont say anything...its not like everybody will want to take part in a threesome...wtf???step back ptc...if u dont want ur kids to watch it just turn off ur tvs and seriously why do u even let ur kids watch gossip girl...?!?

Charlotte waldorf

The only reason for the PTC do such a thing,its because they actually know that "the troll" will be involved in the threesome,and they are worried that none of their kids -and everyone that watch GG- are able to recover from this trauma... I totally get it

Carpediem145

hey, they cant expect tv to educated they children, my parents did a god job on me, i dont go around doing things i see on tv! if their children do so, its their fault! not the tv

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The PTC is so stupid to be persuaded so easily by a promo. Gossip Girl often exaggerate in their promos...the episodes themselves are never as exciting as that the promo makes them seem...I seriously doubt they're actually going to show scenes of a 3some (maybe bits and parts of it) or maybe it's more of a love triangle or something

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if you raise your kids properly they won't copy everything they see on TV, and gossip girl usually does show the consequences of their actions. Anyways it;s just t.v and its better to be exposed this way then by first hand experiences.

Justblurtitout

god,that's what Parental Guidance is for. okay lemme correct that. that's what Rated __ is for.
ptc's a bunch of stuckups.sheesh.

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@BeccaBass >>@ jenn "You think Gossip Girl depicts "real world experiences"? Seriously??? Heck yeah! teenagers now a day are doing pretty much what the actors are doing in the show: the drinking,drugs,and sex!
for me GG its better than a reality show and its my own opinion so back off!

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OMFGG!! get a grip parents - don't let your kids watch it then, dour don't ruin the fun for others.... shesh!

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what i don't get is, you dont think it's apporpriate, don't watch it! nobody's sitting you down and saying 'watch the promiscuous teenagers', plus, they're in college! if it was jenny it would be sick though

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