MTV has scrapped a reality project after a casting call for the project prompted outrage, reports the New York Post. The program intended to track virgins as they lost their virginity.
The casting call was looking for adults 18 years or older who would “candidly allow MTV to accompany you on the journey toward ‘losing it,’" the story says, citing the casting notice. "Do you want to take things to the next level? Like, are you ready to hand over your V card? Or do you have a friend who is ready to lose it?”
The network noted that it wouldn’t "film the act itself. Duh." But MTV planned to document whether or not the person went through with act, the story says.
The casting call led to outraged comments on Twitter, with one person writing, "Just when I thought MTV couldn’t stoop lower than ‘Jersey Shore,’" for example.
The negative response apparently led MTV to kill the project, the story says. The casting call originally said the network would be accepting applications until May 28, but the site has been disabled, the story reports.
An MTV rep was quoted as saying: “This was a preliminary casting notice, and we’re not moving forward with a pilot.”