Parents Television Council vs. Howard Stern: Asking Advertisers to Boycott 'AGT'
PTC Upset That Howard Stern is Judge on 'America's Got Talent'
The Parents Television Council is (no surprise here) not happy that Howard Stern has joined America's Got Talent.
In fact, the PTC is looking for advertisers to pull ads from AGT to boycott Stern on the judges' panel.
Will they succeed?
Something tells me that advertisers won't pull their ads -- because Stern equals big returns.
After all, Stern joining the talent competition is likely to do pretty big business in terms of viewers, drawing both his die-hard fans and those who are interested in seeing what the shock jock can bring to the show.
TMZ.com has obtained the letter written by the PTC that was sent to 91 advertisers, asking them not to place ads during America's Got Talent because Stern has joined the series.
PTC slams Stern for his crude language and racy image, but also says he has no talent-judging expertise, other than "looking at insecure, naked young women and telling them whether or not they were hot enough to pose for Playboy."
Something tells me that Stern won't be nearly as controversial on AGT, plus co-judge Howie Mandel defended him at last month's NBC's Summer Press Day, noting, "Yes, he's edgy and honest, but he's a very bright, smart man. Nobody gets to that height without knowing what they're doing. He's also compassionate, emotional, serious and has good constructive criticism. He's a good judge."
America's Got Talent's seventh season premieres on May 14.
Will you tune in to see Howard Stern on AGT?