An executive at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has ripped the Grammy Awards and the CBS television network for showing sexually explicit content during primetime viewing hours on Sunday night.
“In a performance that could have been cut from a hardcore pornography film, CBS allowed a glamorization of stripping and prostitution to be broadcast in front of a national audience—a portion of which were children—for no other reason than for TV ratings,” said Dawn Hawkins, senior vice president and executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, in a statement shared with The Christian Post,” that publication noted in a new piece.
The reference was to a performance by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held in and around Los Angeles on Sunday, March 14.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is an anti-pornography non-profit group. It also advocates against sex trafficking.
“Prostitution and stripping are never empowering for women, as they set up systems that exploit and oppress women,” Hawkins also told The Christian Post. “CBS has contributed to furthering the sexual exploitation of women and contributed to the ‘normalization’ of porn culture.”
In addition, Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, called the performance “entirely unfit for a primetime network television broadcast.”
Conservative commentator Candace Owens objected to the material as well, telling Tucker Carlson of Fox News during an interview, “This seems like an attack on American values, American traditions, and you’re actively trying to make children aspire to things that are grotesque.”
She added later, in part, “Displays like this—displays of blatant nudity and sexualization—this is keeping women down in this society.”
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—By CNJ Staff