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New Cable TV Show 'Sex Box' Draws Outrage

By    |   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 05:41 PM

In just one week, "Sex Box," a television show in which couples, both gay and straight, have sex on air inside a blue, opaque, soundproof box, and then discuss their experience with a panel of "experts," will premiere on the WE tv network.

And the Parents Television Council (PTC) is not happy about it.

Thousands of outraged Americans have signed a petition the PTC has sponsored, the Christian Post reports, which states, "On Feb. 27, the WE network will televise real-life couples having sex for a national television audience.

"This new reality show far exceeds the limits of decency when its participants enter a soundproof box on stage, have sex, and then discuss their 'intimacy issues' with a panel of so-called experts.

"Sex Box should never see the light of day."

The petition states, "I demand that 'Sex Box' be removed from the American television lineup. As a concerned citizen, I expect that television networks, cable providers and advertisers will hold themselves to a high standard of decency and I do not support such outrageous, disgraceful content on television."

PTC President Tim Winter said in a statement, "Parents and families don’t have to watch 'Sex Box' to know that this live sex show isn’t something they want coming into their homes. The problem is that every single PTC member and, in fact, every American who wants to watch any cable programming, is also forced to pay for this live sex show that masquerades as 'therapy,' whether they want it or not.

"That is an outrage and it demonstrates just how broken the cable programming marketplace has become."

Should the show go on, Winter wants WE tv to reimburse all cable and satellite subscribers for the portion of their subscription fees that fund WE tv.

WE tv announced in August that it would air the American version of the originally British show, and WE tv President Marc Juris told the Washington Post, "Our featured couples will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience, while our viewers will get the kind of bold, break-through-the-clutter programming they increasingly associate with WE tv."

"By coming into 100 million cable subscribers home they immediately add toxicity to the entire environment," Winter told Fox News.

"If you have people inside the box having sex the next step is putting a camera in the box."

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In just one week, "Sex Box," a television show in which couples, both gay and straight, have sex on air inside a blue, opaque, soundproof box, and then discuss their experience with a panel of "experts," will premiere on the WE tv network.
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