Soft Porn on Discovery Channel Stirs 'One Million Moms' Wrath

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One Million Moms has taken on some of the biggest entities in American broadcasting to stand against immorality, violence and profanity in the media. Now it’s the Discovery Channel’s turn to feel the organization’s wrath.

One Million Moms, whose goal is “to stop the exploitation of children” with a focus on the entertainment media, has urged its members to send an email to executives at the television network urging them to cancel their weekly program Naked and Afraid, a program where cast members who are completely uncovered are dropped in the jungle with no food and no clothes.  

The two survivalists, one male and one female, must endure the perils of the jungle for 21 days with only one survival item of their choice. A recent episode showed the man and the woman dropped on the beach of Panama, and neither appeared modest about their nudity. Their front sides were blurred out but not their backsides.

Eventually coverings for their genitals were made from leaves and vines, but the man and the woman were not covered completely, as the network must continue to blur out revealed body parts from time to time.

One Million Moms considers the show soft porn.

“Either Discovery desperately wanted to hear from One Million Moms or the network’s writers and producers have run out of ideas for new programs,” the organization said in a release on their website. “Discovery should be ashamed to air nudity and then call it entertainment. In fact, having the cast be naked is the basis for 50 percent of the show.

"Please send Discovery Channel an email letter urging they cancel this offensive show 'Naked And Afraid' immediately. Let them know the program is inappropriate and even the commercials are offensive, and so until the program is pulled your family will not be tuning into their network to avoid being exposed to nudity when there is more suitable, family-friendly entertainment available."

OneMillionMoms.com contains a section of its website called “successes.” It says that in 2012, ABC canceled its controversial show 666 Park Avenue because One Million Moms continuously contacted sponsors of the show. "Lack of advertisers played a huge part in '666 Park Avenue' not returning for a second season,” the website says. The same held true for ABC’s program GCB after One Million Moms contacted that show’s advertisers.

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