Naked newsreaders cause stir

2011-05-04 10:34
Pauli van Wyk
Johannesburg - TV channel' s new naked newsreaders "is disgusting, put women to shame, falls in bad taste and is evidence of the world's moral decay".

This is how Beeld readers expressed their anger about the naked newsreaders who appear on the international news programme NakedNews.

Some readers even asked on Beeld's Facebook page whether it's a late April fool's joke.

NakedNews describes itself as "the programme with nothing to hide".

The programme has made waves worldwide because of the female newsreaders who slowly get rid of their clothes while reading the daily news. It began as an Internet subscription service, but has since become very popular and is now also available in South Africa.

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According to spokesperson Vasili Vass, the site has bought the rights to broadcast news on a Friday after the 22:00 movie. The programme continues into the early hours of Saturday.

"Art, entertainment, film news, food and exercise are some of the topics that the programme covers," Vass said on Tuesday.

"The programme has been scheduled for the next 11 Fridays. It has an 18N-rating and no sex scenes will be displayed."

Vass also encourages parents to be actively involved in their children's television viewing.

According to Vass it is an actuality programme where the "presenters strip completely, but some parts appear fuzzy".

The ongoing scheduling of the programme will depend on public opinion, Vass said.


  • les - 2011-05-04 10:55

    What part of naked don't people understand?

      Grant - 2011-05-04 11:00

      The "k"?? :P Always so hard to know if its a kicking-k or a curling-c :D

      Sarel Koen - 2011-05-04 12:35

      So very true!!!

  • Victor - 2011-05-04 10:57

    There would always be people that finds this disturbing. My question is... Did they see the rating? Way do they then watch it? The same goes for the DSTV adult channel that was never released due to complains. The "Oh... but what about the children" mentality. I don't have any children, so why am I censored. And if I had children. Would it not be my responsibility to protect them against watching programs like these. It's not like it's screened at 3 in the afternoon when they would normally be awake. DSTV channel could simply have been blocked by the parental control that is build into the decoders. I am willing to bet that a lot of parents didn't even bother to look at it. It's a story of "Why should I be responsible" that I seen happening more and more. Parents trying to protect their children by trying to make other peoples responsible for it. Same goes for the internet. How many patents have searched for a parental tool to filter sited. Microsoft have a free software that allows the parent to control browsing. It's just easier to say that the internet should be filtered. The same goes for this new TV program (for SA). Its at 10pm at night. If you don't like it, don't watch it. I don't like soapies and I don't run around complaining about the never ending loop of soapies story lines.

      Fredster69 - 2011-05-04 11:13

      The age old says applies: Prevention is better than cure

      branden.hart - 2011-05-04 11:15

      @ Victor - If it was up to the moral Grannies of this country, We'd still believe women were born with Stars instead of Nipples. I agree with you 100%. and "Vrou ek gaan stoor kamer toe" would mean exactly that.

      meindert - 2011-05-04 11:18

      You should though (complain about soapies) :-), also, it is not even at 22h00, but after the 22h00 movie, so at about 11h30

      Hoofbite - 2011-05-04 11:32

      @Fredster69. It's a TV program, not a disease.

      Hoofbite - 2011-05-04 11:42

      @Krush. Self-righteous much?

      Grant - 2011-05-04 11:49

      @Krush - I have to ask: Do you have the same mentality towards shootings in movies; war movies; reports of violence in the news? Are these things also things that are disgusting? The human body is NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF, and yet people like you seem to make it worse than murder! Besides - these women are not forced into anything - its a choice - something that we are all supposed to be able to make for ourselves. Who are you to judge people so harshly - for exposing something that was originally INTENDED to be that way? Get a grip!

      Rover_ZA - 2011-05-04 11:56

      @Victor Spot on!

      rantoftheday - 2011-05-04 11:56

      @Krush It says a great deal about you that you associate nudity with rape. I haven't seen the show and to be honest, I can't see it being credible as a news source (but I don't think they are aiming to steal Sky/CNN viewers.) But to put equate nudity to rape, female circumcision and footbinding makes no sense. It would seem that you are the perverted one for thinking that a natural state of being is a crime against women.

      callan - 2011-05-04 12:43 have some serious issues...I suggest you seek help before you hurt yourself, or worse, someone arround you...! Whatever your cup of tea,likening willing, professional nude models to "...female circumcision,foot binding ect.." should have your counselor's alarm bells ringing!

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 13:06

      It is difficult to protect children or anybody for that matter, if the most base part of the fallen nature of man (read human) gets called upon loudly for all to hear and see. When instead of teaching responsibility and morals, wrong is called right and right wrong. Those that are truly 'Adult' and responsible SHOULD take responsibilty for those who will get caught in the whirlpool of degradation.

      Boitshepo - 2011-05-04 20:24

      Ride on Victor your right my brother...some people love the HOLIER THAN THOU ATTITUDE its sickening whoever thinks NUDITY=PORN needs to really get their groove back coz then they are probably trapped in boring old sad life really ppl all they do is complain and they dont even pay their tv licences i say let them women parade nude if they wanna if its displeasing to you why watch it and dont come here and scream moral fiber my voet man, your kids are corrupted already so why should the rest of us suffer and makes me wonder what they teach their kids anyways well this is reality you might need to start there

      clifford.pike1 - 2011-05-04 22:35

      Sad, Krush, just sad. Take your torches and pitchforks and go rabble-rousing elsewhere. Your self-righteous rants smack of the pointless delusions of a bible puncher. This is News24, not Rhema Church.

      Sharief - 2011-05-05 09:33

      this is the same as commiting adultery,how u ask??Looking at another women besides ur wife causes impure thaughts,which might lead to the man getting ideas about getting into his car and visiting escort agancies,whats worst he might find his daughter working as a prostitute...all because of watching half naked women on the TV.Whats scary about this is that France allows it,they banned the Islamic Burka and veil,instead of protecting womens dignity they would rather have them walking around naked for married mens pleasure,sick i tell you..when will people realise that Islam is all about GOD!!!

      DW - 2011-05-05 10:43

      @ Sharief - I am not Muslim and do not agree with everything that you have stated here, but you are absolutely correct about the double standards applied - Women are allowed to be portrayed naked if they so choose, but may not cover up if they so choose. We do live in a sick world

      Grant - 2011-05-05 11:44

      @Sharief and DW - there are NO double-standards! Women cannot walk around the streets NAKED - because others then lose their right to stay away from it. Its late night TV advertised as ADULT. Both the girl appearing, and the viewers have the CHOICE whether or not to participate. The Burka is NOT worn by the woman's choice. It is forced onto them by their men. You both know that! Plus - would you feel safe with people walking into your shop wearing balaclava's? If something happens, you have NO WAY of recognising the person in question. What would you say if I started a cult or "religion" that believes that men have the right to TAKE sex from women? Would you then argue that arresting those men for rape would equate to infringing of the "rights" of the women in that cult?? No - because the women dont have a CHOICE!! Open your brain, and actually think about that for a while...

      Roderick - 2011-05-05 20:05

      @Krush, I know you'll take offence at this, but what the hell... Remembering from my Sunday School days: Adam and Eve were created in God's image, right? And once they had partaken of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge they realised they were naked and so covered themselves up. So, the logical part of my brain says that if we want to get closer to god, then we all need to get naked again!

      AdamC - 2011-05-06 03:13

      @Sharief, the ban on covering up is to protect the rest of the world against terrorist hiding behind a mask. The safety of all is protected, slightly more important than covering up a women's face, oh, and I doubt the guys perve over the chicks going through the airport gates. Get real.

      daaivark - 2011-05-06 10:57

      @ Sharief: If you are unable to control your impulses, or if your fidelity toward your wife is so fragile that the sight of a woman's breasts is going to drive you out in a frantic search for cornerstore sex, then I'm afraid watching or not watching the TV is going to make no difference. Religion should not prevent one from seeing temptation, but surely should equip you to deal with it. If this is also a problem for you, then even your faith is not as strong as you would like people to believe.

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-06 14:10

      @Krush, i have a very simple solution for you, you and and all the moaners, club together, put a free to air channel up and put your version of "clean" television on air, then go see if you can challenge for the ratings and get the advertisers, my opinion is that you wont, look at Universal, look at who advertises on the channel, and its simply because it becomes a very niche market. Modern world = money, money is made by marketing, marketing means that you use sex, scandal and politics because they sell. Personally and i have 2 daughters, i dont beleive that there is any shame in hiding the natural beuty of a naked person, it is what we were first, before clothes, before technology, if you are fat, old, a stunner or a corker, you are always allowed to love yourself with nothing on.

  • KD - 2011-05-04 11:07

    If you don't like it, don't watch. FFS I wish people would stop trying to enforce their views on the rest of us. Regardless of whether I approve or not, I would still like it to be MY choice.

      Dan - 2011-05-04 11:40

      @KD. It is a NG Kerk thing. They have been doing it for decades and their members just love imposing their view on things.

      Midnic - 2011-05-04 13:50

      LOL @ "It is a NG Kerk thing" I tend to agree...

      Dan Steel - 2011-05-04 16:33

      @Dan above - Please keep your personal bigotry out of this, it contaminates my name - your attitude towards the NG Kerk places you firmly in the same bracket as Krush

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-05-04 17:56

      It's like those preachers in the trains in the morning. I do believe in God even though I haven't been to church for ages. Doesn't give anyone the right to force me through a sermon. I say to each his own.

      lacisnesnon - 2011-05-05 08:46

      The people that protest to this are probably so spiteful because they are jealous and are stuck with their fat, ugly, unsexy spouses and boring lives with unfulfilled once-every-6-months (compulsory) 1-minute-long sex... get a life. I don't like what they play on SABC most of the time, you don't see me complaining....I just don't watch it!

      Francois - 2011-05-06 10:06

      @Dan+Midnic - Dudes seriously, I've been in the NG Kerk most of my life and neither I nor anyone I know have ever tried to impose anything onto someone. Thought there are some of the old tannies that would probably do that. In fact I can't see WTF these people are on about having the Naked News on. If they upset about this, I can't understand why they weren't upset about the soft porn movies, and apart from a few nipples and a bit of bush those weren't worse then most soapies. To make sweeping statements like that is no better than the people you berate because they want to take down our boobies.

  • Waarheid - 2011-05-04 11:11

    love it!!

  • Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-04 11:16

    Isn't this the show Worsie loves to watch in Mollie en Wors?

      Steve - 2011-05-05 08:47

      No it's Vaaitjie in Molly and Wors that watches this show, Worsie would like to but is scared of getting a "worsie klap"

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-05 12:14

      Of course. I got my names kixed up ;)

  • neo_acheron - 2011-05-04 11:21

    This will get me to watch the news! And how is this putting women to shame, if you've got it, love it... I can tell you now, the people who commented about how "bad" this is, are jealous!

  • Bad1hq - 2011-05-04 11:33

    Mama is bang papa se oe loop bietjie rond! Shame, I really feel for these poor people whose views are so narrow. Maybe all other woman should wear burkhas so that they don't feel offended... or maybe oupa just needs to get better heart medication...

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 12:57

      To all the men out there who are MEN! Who stands by their vows, who love their wives and who try their best to stay clean in a society who have rejected God and everything that is worth while. Who understand the damage pornography does to a marriage and who takes responsibilty and the difficult road - I SALUTE YOU!

      Bad1hq - 2011-05-04 13:24

      We're talking about naked news with fuzzy bits(no pun intended)not PORN! If you are easily aroused you've got a problem. But I do agree, real MEN know how to keep it in their pants.

      Mannie777 - 2011-05-04 14:03

      @ Kriekertjie - Porn?? What porn, where? There is a big difference between porn and just nudity - you sound like one of those NG kerk tannies...

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 14:31

      @Kriekertjie - This is just nudity, not pornography. Besides which, if you can have the right to worship an imaginary man in the sky, I should have the right to look at perfectly healthy naked bodies doing what comes naturally. Your issues of shame and fear of sex and nudity are actually in many ways much more perverted and unhealthy than pornography. Why is it that it's okay for us to watch countless simulated (sometimes real) deaths and murders on television every night, but heaven forbid we see people making love?

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-06 14:18

      @Kriekertjie...i was just waiting for the bible bashers.... firstly, you make your statement based on an ideal of "god" which is yet to be proven, so argument falls flat. porn is a danger, if it is done in isolation, but i enjoy watching now and again and the wife enjoys with me, it stimulates our marriage and our bedroom excersize, you also seem to attach the physical act of sex to the emotion of love, for years i have said that they are 2 very different things, i love my wife with all my heart, but its because she is who she is, she has given me 2 stunning kids and she is a wife beyond anything that i have ever seen or experience, just because i sleep with her, is not adding to that or taking away. The last thing that i want to say, is that with a prudent attitude towards porn and sex, that you display, what or how will you educate your children about it one day. Take away the taboo, change the world.

  • Diaan - 2011-05-04 11:34

    What about frredom of speech and expression , rather phone the police and lay a complain against the person that FORCED you to watch it , there is a off button on your remote . Not as offensive as basterds that sing kill the boer , or muslems that advocate to kill all infidels

      jowza - 2011-05-04 13:03

      or people like you that talk kak

      Paco7 - 2011-05-09 13:04

      u sound like a pervert Diaan,are u wearing your wifes panties right now ???

  • Nutzman - 2011-05-04 11:39

    Now, who's as bright as a brick???? The title says it all. If it offends you, move down the dial???? Simple. Or is it a morbid fascination, the mother grundies have??? Grow up and get a life?

  • epherb - 2011-05-04 11:40

    Dear Pauli, its usually the way these articles are written that cause the stir! I Guess one could say...creating the sensation in a sense. In this case your second Paragraph does the trick! It is definitely not the Beeld readers but some of them, it makes a huge difference! Anyway its adult viewing, and people that do not approve can change channels!

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 12:50

      Very adult, I must say! Another good old English word going down the drain, completely changing meaning! Perhaps dirty, smutty and damaging to a population and community that already have no morals, would be better for the way 'adult' are being used nowadays!

      Jarryd - 2011-05-05 10:41

      Kriekertjie, tell me please what is the oldest proffesion? yup prostitution... this has been around longer than you or I, that shows us our species is inclined to this behaviour and its natural..... do not try and force your religious morals on to the human nature, as it is something created by people whereas instinct is always in us.... change channels if you don't like it like i change channels anytime is see a soapie/talk show/gospel. :) and I am still alive so it must work fine.

  • daaivark - 2011-05-04 11:40

    Acceptable or not - and I really don't care - I find the very notion completely ridiculous. Who wants boobs with the news? Are we that starved? You want to see naked flesh, hire a porn movie.

      Mannie777 - 2011-05-04 14:13

      @ Daaivark: "Are we that starved?" - Very good question indeed.

      Albo - 2011-05-04 16:22

      I`ll watch boobs with the news everyday!!

      Mannie777 - 2011-05-04 16:30

      @Albo - is this the part were we all aggree with you, with our druling mouths open?

      Roderick - 2011-05-05 20:13

      With all the doom and gloom on the news these days, don't you think it's pleasant to see something uplifting for a change?

      daaivark - 2011-05-06 10:59

      Uplifting or drooping, that is the question, Roderick.

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-06 14:20

      or just watch the royal wedding...

      barkers - 2011-05-07 12:22

      I'm a woman and I LOVE BOOBS!! go girls!! Ill be watching you all with a cold beer in one hand, and hubby in the other!!

      Susannomore - 2011-05-08 09:03

      Unfortunatly, this may be the only way to get the innorants in our country to watch the news

  • Welleducated - 2011-05-04 11:41

    Some people need to grow up. I didn't realize we lived in Victorian times. I think the complainers are disappointment in the lack of men, maybe next time, ok?

      Sum1 - 2011-05-05 14:10

      I researched a bit and found that there are actually men as well... Makes the show a bit "stiff" though...

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-06 14:21

      @Sum1, atleast we will get the hard facts

  • Gorilla - 2011-05-04 11:44

    Here's an idea - if you don't want to watch it, that black thing with the buttons on it next to your dop is called a remote - point it at the TV and press another button, you'll see that the picture will change.

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-05-05 01:45

      Or the volume will lower and you will get to watch without waking the kids :)

  • President - 2011-05-04 11:47

    I fail to see how it puts women to shame or falls in bad taste when the very people that are naked are woman. The good Lord gave us woman and their beautiful curves to admire. The people that scream and shout and want to hide away natural beauty, are the very creators of the perverse sick society that we have today.

  • Delarey - 2011-05-04 11:48

    They don't want their children to see a naked pair of breasts but its fine if in the eight o clock movie someone gets his head beat in with a baseball bat. Nudity is a natural thing yet we prefer to let our children watch incredibly violent films and play violent video games but god forbid they see some naked boobies.

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 12:43

      Delarey, nudity is not a natural thing - only with animals! If it was, everybody would go about naked and it would definitely not be such a popular advertisement stunt! Two wrongs do not make a right! Violence IS evil!

      Delarey - 2011-05-04 13:08

      Kriekertjie, I think you have either misinterpreted my comment or you are just nit-picking. In our natural form we are naked. When you come out of the womb you are naked because that is your natural form. Do you now understand why I say nudity is natural????

      brown_bread - 2011-05-04 15:58

      But Kriekertjie came out dressed...delivered by a bird!

      Albo - 2011-05-04 16:24

      @brown_bread - hahahaha

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 19:10

      Ha, ha, ha! It really made me giggle, thinking of my pink preborn dress, being carried by the big old bird! Thanks this was great - nice humour.

      Goofster - 2011-05-05 09:20

      Kriekertjie, I find your innuendos by using the word "pink" and the phrase "big old bird" offensive. Now see how easy it is to find fault with everything everyone else does. If it's not for you, move along.

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-06 14:23

      oh bs...even in your bible we were all naked before we wore thinks you have issues with your own body.

  • Mike Hoxbig - 2011-05-04 11:51

    Oh FFS this is becoming ridiculous. The human body in its natural form is being portrayed as sick, yet there are no issues with violence. Stop using the kids as an excuse to force your own agenda because you are a pathetic parent who is incapable of monitoring their activity.

      rantoftheday - 2011-05-04 15:00

      Agree. While it is not possible to monitor your kids viewing 24/7 you can ensure (via parental controls etc) that your kids don't watch viewing which you feel is unsavory.

  • Bruce Almigh - 2011-05-04 11:54

    Now here's something I really don't get about the human race: If something offends you, why keep watching and then throw a hissy fit afterwards? Here's a crazy idea: if you don't like what you see on TV, switch off your telly or turn to other channels! It's that simple.

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 12:38

      Bruce, I can assure you, I will not watch it. What concerns me is the people (and children) who WILL. What will it do to them? Why will they watch it? If nakedness is nothing, why even watch? Pulling out the bricks in the wall, one by one. What will be next? The tolerance for evil increases and tomorrow there will be nothing wrong with what was shocking today.

      Nerine Kloppers - 2011-05-04 12:58

      I have to say I agree with Bruce, but Kriekertjie if you have children it is your responsibility to make sure that they don't watch it. I have two boys. My youngest one age 5 came home and told me about Justin Bieber (or whatever his name is). He doesn't watch TV, he doesn't even like it... So where did he hear of this?? You think TV is the only thing that infects the kids of today, and I what about Dexter and V and True Blood and and and... If you are old enough to watch it, you should be old enough to know if it is right or wrong. And if you can't then I'm sorry there is no hope. People are more concerned about this, and making a mountain out of an ant hole... Do ppl carry on like this about the violence in school?? Noooo because this has boobs in it OMW we are all going to hell now. Like Bruce and everyone else says, you don't like it don't watch it. Nobody is or will force you to do it. Just like you have freedom of speech you have freedom of choice. Your choice

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 14:44

      @Kriekertjie - I don't quite understand how you equate nudity with evil?

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 19:20

      The lack of moral and evil are much wider than nudity, and by taking a stand against public nudity it does in no way exclude all the other evils in society - of which we are already reaping what we have been sowing. However when the results come, we cannot even see the connection and we blame God for the results 'How can a good and loving God allow this or that!!" If we choose sin, fine, we can - but then we must not be surpised with all the terrible things happening in our society - we must accept it with grace, knowing it is the logical consequince of our own choices. We feed our population with garbage, but we expect responsible, balanced well behaved adults (the exact opposite of the current meaning of 'Adult')

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 20:36

      @Kiekertie - I respect your religious views, but please refrain from arrogantly assuming that everyone else must define their lives by it. Life really isn't a constant battle with sin, and it's sad that you see it that way. Your narrow Calvinist worldview doesn't begin to encompass all the wonderful aspects of this world. The reality is that crime and social breakown is a result of people who are very broken and dysfunctional in ways that religion or the lack of it have very little bearing.

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-05-05 01:47

      I think Kiekertie is just trolling

      Chillepeppa - 2011-05-06 08:13

      @ HowardX. If it was possible, I would have thumbs-upped you 100 times. You said it just as I was thinking it. Thanks!!!

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-06 14:25

      because we have one thing that we are all obsessed with, bitching and moaning even when there really is no issue.

  • jowza - 2011-05-04 11:55

    we now need naked politicians

      bill - 2011-05-04 13:00

      You won't be able to see anything-their fat guts will hang over whatever they have.

      mike881 - 2011-05-04 13:29

      I would rather rip my eyes out than see any of our politicians nude - SA must have the ugliest bunch of policians in the world (morally and physically).

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-05-04 19:30

      The DA's Youth League director or whatever her position is can go naked anytime;)

      IVV - 2011-05-05 13:13


      ir8m8 - 2011-05-06 14:26

      yeah, no thats just not an image i want in my head...parliment, naked politicians...OMG, i need to hurl.

  • quinna - 2011-05-04 11:56

    Didn't we just read how a mother and daughter were raped. Surely this contributes to rape and other assaults on women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      jowza - 2011-05-04 12:03

      when you see yourself naked do you want to rape?

      happening - 2011-05-04 12:22

      @ jowza, thats was said in poor taste dude. No need to be so vulgar.

      Bad1hq - 2011-05-04 12:26

      Weak men with no moral fibre or respect for other human beings rape!! Raping a woman has noting to do with simple naked flesh on TV, it's a show of power and dominance over woman in the most disrespectable and vile manner! And don't say it's "sick" individuals, if it were: The only way to cure this disrespectful and horrible display in our society is to give a couple hundred of the perpetrators some good medicine eg: a lead pill between the eyes!!

      jowza - 2011-05-04 12:34

      poor taste?is this persons nonsense making sense to you

      gekko - 2011-05-04 12:35

      If you see a horror movie, do you want to kill???Idiot!!!

      Midnic - 2011-05-04 13:59

      @Quinna: Please rate your own comment on a scale of 1 to Julius Malema

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 16:10

      Oh please @quinna, we live in a country where our president feels it's perfectly fine to have 5 wives and 20+ children, half of them out of wedlock, yet you think some naked newsreaders at midnight on ETV are the cause of our social ills. Get a life!

      fairsquare - 2011-05-05 19:08

      @ Quinna, I totally agree with you. South Africa are full of men with no moral fibre and no sense of right and wrong who are very easily influenced. Programs like these should at least be aired on pay channels where it is not so easily accessed by the uneducated millions.ONE RAPE IS ONE TOO MANY.

      brian morton - 2011-05-06 11:17

      Hahahahahahahahahah ...... clown!

      Susannomore - 2011-05-08 09:05

      @quinna. Your comment shows your mentality. Have your ever swicthed on the "big, black box" in the corner and seen what is being shown to Joe Public.

  • Slayer - 2011-05-04 11:58

    Naked newsreaders cause pants... Conservatives go into shock...

      DolceNiente - 2011-05-05 13:50

      Personally, I think that all the so-called Christian protestors on here are afraid of what their (or their spouses) bodily responses to these news updates might be.

  • silvershadow - 2011-05-04 12:06

    This is funny considering etv used to show porn instead. Nobody is forcing you to watch it. If you don't like it, change the channel. Those women chose to be on the show. They're still reading the news, believe it or not. I think things like murder and rape are far more pressing issues involving our "moral decay". I don't see how on earth one of the comments can compare this to rape, saying that this is 'wrong'. As for the kids, as a parent it's your responsibility to make sure your child doesn't watch things you consider bad. Small children should be asleep and/or monitored around the tv. Older kids should be taught what they can and can't watch and why. I really don't see the big deal. Everyone has a body, so what if they want to show it to people who want to watch? Another thing that bothers me is when m-net shows a movie, even late at night, they keep the '18 LSV' box in the corner of the screen throughout the movie, yet they still silence it out every time someone swears. It ruins the whole movie because you can't hear what the people are saying. Surely if someone doesn't want to hear swearing, they'll turn on m-net, see the age restriction and change the damn channel? I don't watch this is, but if I did, and regarding censored m-net movies, why should everyone miss out because of a few prudes who have nothing better to do than complain about every show they see on tv?

      Jakalas - 2011-05-04 13:57

      Language ---> Original. RTFM

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-05-05 18:18

      Fenopy is your friend. Been years since I've watched TV, way too nineties. No editing, no commercials, pure entertainment depending on line speed.

  • The Dad - 2011-05-04 12:09

    ETV: Morality #FAIL

      Freddy van der Merwe - 2011-05-05 15:16

      Wach something else

  • CHIPPER_CHAP - 2011-05-04 12:12

    well why worry? We now now that watching nudes and porn does not create lust which leads to sin. In fact, we have just received some NEW reasons as to what causes it "Johannesburg - Colonialism, apartheid and international mining houses created serial killers and rapists, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Wednesday. "

  • Baloo - 2011-05-04 12:14

    Typical of - always first with the smut

      Grant - 2011-05-04 13:07

      Yay for E-TV! :)

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-05-05 18:20

      Still miss dead zone late night tv on

  • shmangle - 2011-05-04 12:16

    Why is it that the prudes always try to enforce the nanny-state thinking onto the rest of us. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR EVERYONE, SO FRAK OFF! If you don't want to see naked news readers, then don't watch it.

  • Catsandra - 2011-05-04 12:17

    Now the last remaining 23 readers of Beeld have complained. How awful.

      Midnic - 2011-05-04 14:05


      rugdusty - 2011-05-05 11:00

      LOL !!!

  • Thys Basson - 2011-05-04 12:25

    Yoh some people can be insecure !

  • Joy - 2011-05-04 12:32

    I don't find it disturbing at all! News in birthday-suit - fantastic !

  • SaintBruce - 2011-05-04 12:35

    Why are all the women portrayed here for the program white? Is this an appropriate image and message to display to out very mixed country? Just asking!

      jowza - 2011-05-04 12:50

      either other races boobs too big or they cant read

      Grant - 2011-05-04 13:10

      Can you imagine if they were black!? ANC doesnt like the media as it is! I can just imagine Zuma now "Bring me this womens - and my shower cap!!"

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 15:16

      That's because the show is made in Canada. Do you only watch shows that reflect your local demographics? Seriously? This must rule out Two and Half Men.

      Mannie777 - 2011-05-04 16:34

      Just like SABC 1, ne? Just saying.

      rugdusty - 2011-05-05 11:01

      they are hot ... end of story

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-06 14:42

      actually there is a chineese/japaneese lady isn't there???

      Paco7 - 2011-05-09 13:09

      cos they the only ones that were so cheap and degrading that were willing to do it

  • n s - 2011-05-04 12:36

    are people disabled to switch to another channel? e-tv won't broadcast it if there were no viewers. If it's a success it shows this country's moral.

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 15:17

      And why is nudity automatically immoral on your planet?

      Albo - 2011-05-04 16:41

      I bet their ratings are going to double the first episode!!

  • Bosduif - 2011-05-04 12:47

    On 7de Laan there are more divorces, drinking and cheating going on. Guess who watches that show? The whole family. What a good example.

      Grant - 2011-05-04 13:11

      Yes, but but but... :P

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 18:41

      Thanks for pointing that out. No wonder people think that watching nudity will not lead to porn!

      rugdusty - 2011-05-05 11:03

      Also "Days of our lives" ... father sleeps with sons wife who sleeps with daughters boyfriend , who then marries father etcetc... those shows should be banned ...

      DolceNiente - 2011-05-05 13:54

      THANK YOU Bosduif! That highlights the disgusting hypocrisy going on in this world; which I'm sure God disapproves of much more than nudity

  • ben dekok - 2011-05-04 12:53

    Wow!. Cool!. Thank you E-TV. Good start.

  • ben dekok - 2011-05-04 12:53

    Wow! Cool. Thank you E_TV! Good start.

  • Slash - 2011-05-04 13:03

    @quinna, You are a moron. Firstly, this is not porn. This is nudity. Secondly, please tell me you got your "research on porn". It's all crap. In fact, there have been studies to show the converse. In countries where porn and prostitution is legal, the incidents of rape and sex crimes against woman are among the lowest recorded. Look at countries like the Netherlands or Germany. How does your "research" explain this then? Like I said - you are a narrow minded moron with blinkers on your eyes. I don't mock your values, so please let me live according to mine. If i choose to watch Naked News, it's none of your business. Oh and by the way, I have been watching porn for 20 years now and I have NEVER had any desire to rape or abuse anyone. So there goes your "research" again.

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 18:39

      Yes Slash, what are your name referring to? Something to do with the porn you watch, perhaps? You don't mock Quinna's vallues, but you declare him a narrow minded moron. Did he say anything like that to you? Porn does something to your thinking processes. I am not trying to insult anybody, but it does - that is just the way the brain is wired. You can often see when a person has a problem with porn, just by the way they speak and reason.

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 20:41

      @Kriekertjie - Please enlighten us as to the mechanism whereby porn changes the way the brain is wired. You can tell people watch porn by the way they speak? Seriously?

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-05 08:20

      Howard, As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is. Whatever you constantly think of will cause your thoughts to constantly take that route, keeping on thinking whatever it is. It means that you increasingly find it difficult to think and even speak orderly. You can actually lose mental capacity. This is not only applicable to pornography, but is typically also something which happens after severe trauma. This principle comes out beautifulle in a book called 'An afair of the mind'. You should be able to order it at CUM. So it is not porn changing the way the brain is wired, but the way the brain is wired that results in porn doing so much damage. Not even considering what it does to the higher capacities of values and meaning. How husband and wife relate to each other to the exclusion of everybody else, and the bonding role sex plays in a healthy uncontaminated marriage. We have lost so much meaning and are continueing to do so.

      HowardX - 2011-05-05 12:16

      @Kriekertjie - Oh what nonsense! Watching porn does not have a similar effect to a severe trauma. The only people who are in any way disturbed by it are dysfunctional people that have been so repressed and brainwashed by religion that they deny their own humanity and so being confronted with it can come as a shock. We are all sexual creatures and it's very unhealthy to deny our own sexuality based on some external dogma.

      oxygen - 2011-05-09 10:23

      What are your name referring to?

      oxygen - 2011-05-09 11:19

      @Kriekertjie's comment to HowardX - You're either a TROLL or severely mentally challenged to have written such a load of crap. Hope for your sake it's the former.

  • greggb - 2011-05-04 13:05

    Thanks for deleting my comments which had no swearing, were not derogatory in any way etc etc. So much for freedom of speech. Because my opinion differs to the religous freaks, you delete my post? Screw you mod.

      motsokwane - 2011-05-04 13:12

      You are too full of yourself,that's why a rubber was applied.LOL.

  • PrinceCharle - 2011-05-04 13:18

    Way to go E.TV! And for all the nay sayers - IT IS NOT PORN! THERE IS NO SEX! ONLY NAKED WOMEN READING THE NEWS! I've watched a sample online - it's actually a real news channel.

  • Craig - 2011-05-04 13:26

    Lets take responsibility for ourselves for once. Typical that we always push the blame from ourselves onto others. Because we dont like something, be it Naked news or a comment, we automatically go on the offensive and slam people. If you dont like it, dont watch it. If you children watch, then its your fault as a parent for allowing that. Dont blame ETV because you cant parent properly. And yes, i do have kids, and no, i would not let them watch it. But if they do, it would be my problem, and i wont take on ETV bacause of that. If you dont like rugby, soccer or cricket, you dont watch it. And dont forget people, you where all born naked. Some people would rather see a dead body on the news than some lady with a fuzzy patch and some boobs. Please, grow up and take responsibility for your life, and those of your family

      Kriekertjie - 2011-05-04 18:34

      What about taking responsibility for a nation, a whole community! For other peoples kids, for other people! Why won't you allow your kids to watch when it is oh so natural to be naked! Why do you wear clothes at all?

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 21:05

      @Kriekertjie - Just take responsibility for yourself and teach your children to do the same, that's all that's required, the rest will take care of itself. You have absolutely no right to take responsibility for anyone elses morals and it is impossible to take responsibility for a whole nations morals anyway. Probably the very reason that this country is in such a mess is that people have been lead to believe that others will take responsibility for them, when in fact, they need to grow and take responsibility for themselves.

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 21:06

      @Kriekertjie - Oh, and don't you DARE to presume to take responsiblity for my kids against my wishes.

      ir8m8 - 2011-05-06 14:45, yeah okay, there's an argument, well done. But the biggest social chasm in SA is that of self determination, construction co-hesion cannot exist in the same space. PLEASE!!!, remember Nationalists, the one we all grew to hate come mid 90's, its because they wanted all of us to think and be the same, White and afrikaans.

  • siren703 - 2011-05-04 13:47

    ill bet most of us weren’t even aware this was on (i certainly wasn’t) but thanks beeld and prudes a like for publicising it for us, will definitely be checking it out this week!!!!!!!

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 15:19

      I rather think this is what the show creators were hoping for. Loads of free advertising from the repressed prudes of SA!

  • Realist - 2011-05-04 14:37

    Apartfrom a couple of ugly's, why the hell not....forget the fuzzy...

  • Marius - 2011-05-04 15:04

    My gedoriewaar Hans....bedaar vrou, bedaar!!!!

  • Superdude - 2011-05-04 15:18

    When the wife asks what I am watching. I say - "the news love!" Result!

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-05-05 02:04


  • flossgielie herholdt - 2011-05-04 15:24

    What exactly is wrong with the naked thruth????? They should have put naked news up a long time ago!!! It's much beter than al those ' broek- spyker' movies and al the low life ads that goes with it on a Friday night!! Long live naked news!!!

  • Beryl - 2011-05-04 15:54

    Where are all the naked male news readers?????

      Albo - 2011-05-04 16:43

      @Beryl - you`re about to open a whole new can of worms there!!! Awsome!

      Wonderboy - 2011-05-05 08:38

      @albo Big fat ones, small spindly ones and long greasy ones, Ha Ha.

      Freddy van der Merwe - 2011-05-05 15:56

      Ill be one and going to be one soon Jo joke!

  • jamesonl - 2011-05-04 16:16

    Lovely. Nothing as cool as seeing a young woman in the nude. Keep it up etv. We appreciate.

  • MP3 - 2011-05-04 16:22

    I'm almost sad I don't own a TV to watch this. As to all the nay-sayers, go get some. You're obviously in a dry spell.

  • Snowbuddy - 2011-05-04 16:57

    Interesting observation on the above photo ... no black ladies??? Why?

      Noname - 2011-05-04 17:37

      To fat

      HowardX - 2011-05-04 17:41

      Duh! The show is produced in Canada which has a black population of 2.5%. Must we now only watch TV shows that represent South African demographics?

      Freddy van der Merwe - 2011-05-05 15:58

      There is a thi girl .and hey the lighter the hotter ,and that is what my black friends say.

  • DocDee - 2011-05-04 17:12

    What a great article to Market the Show !!! ... EVERYBODY TUNE IN !!!!!

      Freddy van der Merwe - 2011-05-05 15:59

      I will ,got my popcorn and lotion ready !!! LOL

  • el_namibian - 2011-05-04 17:31

    Now i know when to watch the full moon

  • Noname - 2011-05-04 17:36

    That is absolutely terrible program, I must make sure that friday 22:00 nothing come between me and TV, so I can se all this terrible thing. I already set reminder on my cellphone , to don't miss NAKED TV. Watch and enjoy.

  • - 2011-05-04 17:56

    In my humble opinion I am not a pervert so staying up to watch this crap would not make any sense. People who enjoy this gutter style entertainment should get a life first and foremost :)

      Aitsa - 2011-05-08 23:37

      Staying up till 10 pm on a Friday? You sound like the life of the party, old boy!