After getting into the show Skins I started reading up about it and I found that, not surprising, a lot of people think it’s a bad influence on teenagers. So…people honestly think that a show is going to influence teens to do drugs and have sex? Because, they weren’t already doing that anyway?
We can’t shield kids from every little thing, have you seen this world? It’s not kind and shit is gonna happen one way or another. I mean, I get that some parents think their children are too young to watch something like this, which makes sense to me but I hate that people think shows like these should not be on tv at all. This is exactly what makes me so sad about this country.
In England, from what it seems to me, they donâ€™t worry about censoring or cleaning things up so people donâ€™t have a hissy fit. If you donâ€™t like something then, you know, donâ€™t watch it. Who really wants to live in a PG-13 world? I know I donâ€™t.
I think if this show had come out when I was a teen I would have been so glad to have something I could finally relate to because letâ€™s face it, there was nothing to relate to with Beverly Hills 90210 other than poor fashion choices. I could have seen that maybe I wasnâ€™t the only 16 year old that questioned everything around me and was depressed. I donâ€™t think tv shows coerce teens to do drugs and get in trouble, I think the world they live in does that.
What are your thoughts?