Advertisers Pull Out Of VH1’s ‘Dating Naked’

Parents Television Council has successfully convinced dozens of advertisers to pull out of VH1’s Dating Naked. The show, which is exactly what the title implies, has a 14+ rating, meaning 14 year-olds can watch it. To the PTC, that’s appalling considering the show’s cast members are all cavorting about nude — with heavy pixelation of their private parts.

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PTC Scolds McDonald’s Over ‘Dating Naked’

The watchdog group condemns the fast-food chain’s sponsorship of the VH1 program and recommends patronizing Wendy’s as an alternative “until McDonald’s returns to being a responsible advertiser.”

Take Off Your Clothes To Make It On Cable

VH1’s Dating Naked is the latest example of reality television’s newest trend: Nudity is hot, no longer confined to latenight premium cable. Leading the way is Discovery’s Naked and Afraid, on which a man and woman who don’t know each other fend for themselves in the wilderness for three weeks without a stitch between them. That program’s success since its June 2013 premiere begat Dating Naked and TLC’s real estate show Buying Naked, with more in the planning stages.