MTV confirmed Thursday that they will no longer be airing season 2 of the controversial teen series “Skins”. The series first originated from the UK series which is now entering it’s 6th season. UK’s policy towards what they air on television is way different then America’s. In the UK you can air stuff like this without it being a problem. According to the Parent Television Council, “Skins” was described as “child pornography”. Many blame the PTC for the cancellation of the US series and scaring off all the advertisers. “You have to remember, “Skins” premiered in America after the most expensive ad campaign in MTV history, which highlighted these unknown non-actors in a series of sweaty sex piles and rave dances. They weren’t trying to bury the sexual aspect of the show, they were trying to play it up. And it worked, in part because of the campaign and partly because the U.K. “Skins” had such a huge fan base over here to begin with. The series premiered to 3.26 million viewers, which is more than the U.K. show ever brought in (about three times as much) and one of the biggest in the network’s history. But a funny thing happened after the first episode: The ratings plummeted. And they kept plummeting.” according to Salon.com. “It’s about the lives and loves of teenagers, how they get through high school, how they deal withtheir friends, and also how they circumnavigate some of the complications of sex, relationships, educations, parents, drugs and alcohol. The show is written from the perspective of teenagers, reflects their world view, and this has caused a degree of controversy both in the UK and the USA,” creator Bryan Elsley said in a statement, posted on MTV’s website beginning of the year. In my opinion the only reason US remade the UK series was to make money. First of all why would you hire underage actors who have little to no experience and have them indulge in crazy illegal acts to be aired on television. MTV should have seen this coming.