NBC is being pressured to pull "The Playboy Club" before it airs next season, with advocacy groups setting up advertiser boycotts and other actions in an effort to keep the show off the air, reports FoxNews.com.
The nonprofit group Morality in Media has started a website called closetheclubonnbc.com, which asks supporters to pledge not to watch the show, to boycott sponsors and to send emails to NBC executives asking the network to pull the show.
Morality in Media executive director Dawn Hawkins says the program glamorizes pornography.
“We know now, years later, that pornography is very harmful to society,” Hawkins said. “It leads to addiction in children and adults, increased sex trafficking, violence against women–and ‘Playboy’ is really the root of all of this. We just don’t want to see it glamorized any further, which it will be if it’s aired on NBC.”
Pink Cross founder Shelley Lubben, a former porn actress, alleges that the show doesn’t meet FCC standards. Pink Cross, a nonprofit that offers support to adult industry workers, is also urging supporters to sign a petition.
“The series looks like it’s all cute, taking place back in the old days–it seems harmless, but then they show a quick clip of three people going at it in the bathroom. NBC is breaking the law with this show–they’re not meeting FCC standards," Lubben said, according to the piece.
NBC didn’t respond to a request for comment, the article notes.