MTV's shocking new reality show tracks virgins on the prowl
MTV has stirred up some controversy with their new reality TV series, Virgin Territory.
The show, which according to the channel, attempts to elevate the discussion of responsible sexual health, features "15 virgins between 18 and 23 who are either saving themselves or actively looking to have sex," Mail Online reported.
Fox News reported that a press release from the channel stated that it is attempting to "help facilitate important conversations among young people about safe sex and preventing pregnancy."
But some general viewers and parents sitting behind their TV screens are questioning if the US channel has gone too far.
Melissa Henson, a member of the Parent's Television Council, a censorship advocacy group, didn't bother waiting for the show to premiere in the US tonight.
The show's promos was enough to turn her off.
Henson told US news site that "the way it's being advertised - and, let's face it, based on MTV's history with their programming - we're not anticipating that they are going to treat the subject respectfully."
MTV has longstanding reputation for producing and airing shows these types of shows including their 2009 release, 16 and Pregnant, which follow the stories of pregnant teenage girls who deal with the hardships of teenage pregnancy.
The famed channel, which has been known to attract a lot of the younger generation, is fond of stretching its creativity of show productions to the limit.
Here are seven tweets that show the mixed emotions about the show.
What do you think? Has MTV gone too far with this one?
Sources: Mail Online, Fox News