Blogging mum fires up debate over morning TV sex scene
AN outraged mother's blog about sex scenes on early morning TV has opened up a can of worms across the interenet and US media.
The shocked mother grabbed a photo of the screen action and published it on Facebook to gauge other people's reactions.
Her concerns were verified when Facebook removed the image because it was obscene.
Then, taking to her Wordpress blog, she let the world know what she thought.
"I understand we've ceded the idea of morality in primetime. A moronic move, but one we (and by "we" I mean Jesus-following folk) have to own. But this wasn't primetime. This was a commercial about a primetime show airing while we all enjoy cornflakes and coffee and wish our kiddos a good morning," she wrote.
"My kid saw that. Not because I took him to a movie wholly inappropriate for his age. Not because I quit parenting and just told him to turn on the TV at 10pm and watch whatever. Not because I turned on a show this morning that he had no business watching with me.
"He saw that because somewhere, someone made some decisions.
"Someone decided the writers of Betrayal weren't delivering a story that would hold viewers' interest on its own.
"Someone told talented actors that their craft alone - delivering solidly written lines in a believable fashion - wouldn't cut it."
Since publishing her blog The Florida mother of two, who is the president of a public relations firm, has been giving interviews to American media berating Hollywood's exploitation of sex.
Is it time to get tougher on sex scenes on TV?
This poll ended on 19 September 2013.
Absolutely, things are way out of control
Maybe at certain times
Not really, we've got it about right
Relax, folks it's just part of natural life
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.