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Anti-porn groups tell NBC to nix ‘Playboy Club’

New York Post June 29, 2011 Anti-porn foundation Pink Cross is determined to shut down the show [Playboy Club] using a petition on the foundation’s website. The nonprofit group Morality in Media has launched a similar petition on its website. “We’re asking supporters to sign the pledge and to contact their local NBC affiliates and…

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‘The Playboy Club’ Anti-Porn Groups Boycott: Pink Cross, Morality In Media Protest NBC Show

The Huffington Post June 30, 2011 NBC thought they’d be getting a major hit with this coming fall’s new stylized 60s drama, “The Playboy Club.” So far, the early returns have mostly involved some major controversy. …NBC has been hit with concurrent protests by two religious, anti-porn groups, who are calling for viewers to sign petitions against…

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New Series ‘The Playboy Club’ Making Waves

ABC News July 5, 2011 NBC’s new series “The Playboy Club” is generating controversy even before the first episode airs this fall. Several anti-pornography groups are trying to stop the peacock network from airing the series this fall. The stylized drama set in the 1960s atHugh Hefner‘s original Playboy Club in Chicago mimics the feel…

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Anti-porn groups join KSL’s complaints against “Playboy Club”

The Salt Lake Tribune Blog June 30, 2011 Salt Lake City’s KSL isn’t alone in wanting to shut down “The Playboy Club.” Two anti-porn groups are mounting campaigns against NBC against the new fall drama, which is set in the 1960s at the start of Hugh Hefner’s bunny-filled media empire. One group, Pink Cross –…

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NBC’s Racy ‘Playboy Club’ Already Under Fire

iVillage June 30, 2011 Two groups, Pink Cross Foundation and Morality in Media have started online petitions to shut the show down. Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media, takes issue specifically with reports of a three-way sex scene — and more generally, with the Playboy brand being promoted at all. “We know now, years later, that pornography is very harmful to society,” she said. “It…

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Group Battles Against The Playboy Club on NBC

Top Secret Writers The Playboy Club is a history lesson about the origins of the actual Playboy Club in Chicago, in 1963. It was at this club that the first Playboy “bunnies” ever got their start, in a working environment that has made women’s rights groups cringe in disgust. The entire point of the club…

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NBC stations targeted over ‘Playboy’

Variety June 30, 2011 “Today, we begin an effort to contact every NBC affiliate across the country, as well as the top NBC executives, with a message about NBC’s fall series, ‘The Playboy Club,’?” said Patrick Trueman, president of Morality in Media. “That message is this: Sexual exploitation is to be condemned, not programmed on…

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Anti-Porn Groups Tell NBC to Nix ‘Playboy Club’ Before it Airs, Or Else

Fox News June 29, 2011 “What’s shown in ‘The Playboy Club’ is not real—Playboy definitely damages people. It’s pornography, it’s sex trafficking and it exploits women,” the founder of Pink Cross, ex porn actress Shelley Lubben, tells FOX411.com. “The series looks like it’s all cute, taking place back in the old days—it seems harmless, but then they…

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More Calls for Boycott of NBC’s ‘Playboy Club’

TV Spy August 10, 2011 Morality in Media has been an outspoken critic of the show since NBC began promoting it earlier this summer and now the group is circulating a letter to the network’s top advertisers, warning them not to advertise on the show. “On a recent media tour, the show’s producers stated–with a…

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NBC Cancels “The Playboy Club”

The New American October 6, 2011 “Dawn Hawkins, whose organization, Morality in Media, led the coalition against The Playboy Club, said the show’s quick cancellation was proof that the American public is “not interested in supporting the brand that normalized pornography and caused immeasurable harm to women, children, and to the men who became addicted to…

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