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
@Krush....you 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.