The Vampire Diaries has gotten the attention of the Parents Television Council (PTC). A new report issued by the PTC named Vampire Diaries and Glee among the top 25 programs which sexualized teen girls.
“The results from this report show Tinseltown’s eagerness to not only objectify and fetishize young girls, but to sexualize them in such a way that real teens are led to believe their sole value comes from their sexuality.” PTC President Tim Winter commented, “Storylines on the most popular shows among teens are sending the message to our daughters that being sexualized isn’t just acceptable, it should be sought after. It is outrageous that TV executives have made it their business to profit off of programs that depict teen girls blissfully being sexualized by casual partners.”
In PTC’s analysis of The Vampire Diaries, they commented saying, “The Vampire Diaries has a large amount of objectionable content. There have been numerous sex scenes involving teenagers, some including violence and vampire lore. Some of the teen sexuality is portrayed as romantic, but other scenes are more intense almost rape-like, with vampires using brainwashing powers to compel others to serve their sexual desires.”
To view PTC’s page on The Vampire Diaries go here.
Do you agree with this analysis or do you think it’s completely over the top? We have a feeling that most Vampire Diaries fans wish the show was more sexual, so we doubt they’d agree. Sound off with your thoughts below!