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Published: Monday, Aug. 19 2013 1:20 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The problem here is that I'll bet this mother sometimes weather clothing(skirts, sleeveless dresses, tank tops, swimming suits) that would be considered "soft porn" by others in the country.

fourfunsons
Calgary, 00

she "weather" clothing? How can I place credibility in your comment?

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

I'm glad this mother was vigilant and swift to act. I'm glad she was concerned about her eight year old son. There is little of value on television to begin with and you can listen to conference on the radio or watch it online.

I'm glad too that this boy, if television is to be ditched by this family altogether, will be spared from all the demeaning statements about his gender made or inferred on mainstream TV. Imagine a world without Oprah and her ilk, a world safe from immoral soap operas and the mean misrepresentations of males as well as of females. This is a solution that men and women can agree on - I hope.

mattaca
Springville, UT

Chris B, that is a ridiculous and baseless accusation.

Good for Rebecca. I was unaware of any opposition to the commercial, but having seen the commercial, I completely agree and support Rebecca's efforts.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

foursons, I apologize I was typing on my phone and it auto filled the wrong word for me. Accept my deepest apologies.

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Never let your child watch professional sports. They show Victoria's Secret commercials.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

What's your point, Chris? This lady has an intelligent response to a real problem that most of us are asleep to. I suggest you read her blog and become educated on what she is doing and how she's doing it. I hope she succeeds and am so inspired by what she's done, that I'm going to write the CEO of Disney. I invite others to follow.

Not only are we forced to see this junk every day, now there is such a smear campaign out there on anyone who dares to stand up to it. We need to do more than unplug our cable boxes and dishes!!

Incite Full
Layton, UT

ABC is probably not as bad as facebook, in that although it is against facebook's policy to post nudity, there's still plenty of it that can be found with relative ease. There are ways to access pornography, even videos, through it, and even with content blocking, the perveyors of the illicit content will cycle through temporary accounts and attempt to lure folks to view it. Eventually those accounts are closed or the content is removed, but not without the chance viewing of others.

I'm really tired of crime dramas these days. I haven't seen one that doesn't have the occasional sex episodes, where the heroes travel to solve a crime in a strip club, nudey-beach, or a porn actress/actor is murdered and the main characters all make jokes about it, make comments like it's all okay, and there's always one character that is made to feel stupid for being embarrassed by it, but the cool ones always treat it like everybody's doing it.

It's pretty pervasive these days, no matter whether the trailers flash something or not.

Whos Life RU Living?
Ogden, UT

"Imagine a world without Oprah and her ilk,..."

I guess I am out of the Glenn Beck loop, what did Oprah do?

photographermom
South Jordan, UT

Good for this mom!!! Way to take a stand!

Nan BW
ELder, CO

Good for Rebecca! We all need to take the time and effort to reject "soft porn." If we had people in every community taking such action, we would make an impact, but for her to do alone is admirable too.

Chieftess
Ivins, UT

I haven't seen the commercial because I am one of those who gave up on TV, because I just don't have the time and energy for the battle. It wasn't enough to avoid the filthy shows anymore, the commercials had become unacceptable. But I am grateful to the people like Rebecca who are "taking up arms" against the decay of morality and accountability in our culture. I remember when movies were edited for TV. Is that even done anymore?

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm very much in favor of this mother's stance and action in the face of the continuing decline in decency on TV.

I would like to add that I'm surprised to see so little in the say of disgust at the theme of the show, "Betrayal", that this indecent commercial was pushing. As one might expect, it is even more degrading.

And, remember, this is the network owned by none other than Disney!! My guess is that it would turn his stomach to see what his company has been turned into.

Michael Matthews
Omaha, NE

Rebecca is on her way to giving up TV. Vote with the # one thing that can hurt them. Vote with your money, your time, your commitment, your interests. Make them irrelevant in your life. I gave it up several years ago because of similar problems.

Commercial driven , non-user driven, TV is a dying business model anyway. Netflix, Hulu, and youtube will crush it. This type of TV is become worse and worse along these lines because they are becoming more and more desperate for peoples attention. Won't be long till ABC and others like it will go the way of other business models overtaken by progress. One day in the near future, I'm going to watch a Earthlink commercial about dialup internet using a rotary phone that I saw on ABC and taped on my Beta machine, while listening to my Solid gold 8 track collection.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

Went on watched the trailer. Eh. . . Big deal.

But I did notice that this mother did not get upset about the portrayal of violence in the trailer. Hmnn.

Anyway, may I suggest the mother turn off the TV in the morning and talk to her kids instead? I mean, right? Turn it off!

I applaud all those who have thrown their television away! Good for you. Really, you are missing nothing. (Just don't replace it with the Internet :-) )

Read a book!

SCUte
Rock Hill, SC

I applaud this lady for taking a stand, but as a parent we have the ultimate say of what we allow to come into our homes. I made the choice several years ago to pull the plug on cable and satellite TV to the opposition of my children - mostly because I was embarrassed to watch the commercials with my daughters - not the sporting events or programs. We have not lost to the media because of this decision - we have found other sources of media via the internet that support our values. We don't need to change what is out there - just find what we like and fits our values because it is out there. Parents - you wouldn't let a garbage truck back up to your living room and dump its contents into your house - would you? Yet too many think they can't live without the pile of garbage on commercial TV...

Shazandra
Bakersfield, CA

Thanks for the example, Rebecca. I see both actions as legit. My sister's family gave up TV 15 years ago, watch only movies. Of 10 kids, 8 are college grads, all successful, several PhDs...

We monitor TV and movies; our 5 do the same. I've walked out of theaters and twice got a refund. I no longer rely on the industry ratings today. Case in point: Just saw the movie "The Butler", PG-13, thought it would be tame. I thought Oprah and Forrest were outstanding, but did we have to hear a swarthy-looking Nixon drop his F-bombs to give credibility? Yeah, because some dweeb writing the script wanting to push the envelope, and we allow it by our movie addiction.

The parents who have abandoned their children are the ones who drop them off at the mall theater with no prior research on the movies. And we wonder why schools have problems with profanity, bullying and discrimination, when we let Hollywood be our babysitters?

It doesn't stop in adolescence. Our sexual assault rate in the military is now epidemic.

Go, Rebecca!

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Gotta love all the "I don't watch TV but if I did I wouldn't like it," that's funny.
So apparently they didn't notice all you guys signing out, huh.

Oh yeah Disney is not a religious organization, sorry to burst your bubble.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

When our family with 4 small children lived in Mississippi in 1978, I wrote letters to the 7 television stations in our area about the programming issues for children due to unacceptable programs and advertisements. Each of the television stations wrote back and said I could switch to another channel or turn off the television when objectionable material came on television. In that time, cable television was more of where people went for questionable material for their enjoyment as the FCC didn't really control that like the open airwaves. That is 35 years ago and the objectionable material even shows up on KSL with their contractual obligations to their network at the time.

Subliminal is even more pervasive than the open viewing as psychology and analysis of what children watch is to build addiction for the future programming and advertisers to pursue to buy everything with money. Addiction of visual may be more tempting than alcohol or smoking but it is part of the economy and will thrive as people have choice, even though addiction is masked with everyone is doing it.

Good that people push for good programming and the opposite is also true with choice.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Happy Valley Heretic:

You're really not bursting anyone else's bubble in this matter. It appears you're only inflating your own... again.

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