Apparently, not everyone can handle the sexiness of Sons of Anarchy!
Almost one week after the FX series aired a graphic sex montage featuring several major castmembers (yes, Charlie Hunnam was included), the Parents Television Council is voicing their outrage.
"It's official: In order to watch cable news, ESPN, Disney or the History Channel, every family in America must now also pay for pornography on FX," PTC President Tim Winter said in a statement. "Last week's episode of Sons of Anarchy opened with the most sexually explicit content we've ever seen on basic cable, content normally found on premium subscription networks like HBO or Showtime."
The scene featured six couples participating in various sexual acts including one character giving herself solo pleasure. Fans also got to see Hunnam's bare butt in clear view.
While some fans found the nearly three-minute long clip just a normal part of the FX series, critics thought otherwise.
"The explicit content, of the type previously available only on a la carte premium networks or pay-per-view, aired as early as 9 pm in half of the country," the PTC explained. "Families should not be forced to underwrite pornography."
FX had no comment.
The series typically airs at 10 p.m. ET and features a TV-MA advisory warning before the show and after every commercial break.
For better or worse, this isn't the first time Sons of Anarchy has been targeted by the PTC. After the show's season six premiere, the organization took issue with FX's decision to depict a school shooting.
"What FX chose to show—a scene of a young boy murdering innocent children in a school with a semi-automatic gun—is enough of a reason for consumers to have the choice not to underwrite such horrifically violent and disturbing material," the group said in a statement. "This is an outrage, and the time for consumers to have real choice has come."
The show's creator would respond in Entertainment Weekly saying, "There is no awareness of what is the bigger objective of that episodes, the bigger point of the narrative. And to me that's a really simplistic, dangerous view of anything, never mind the creative process."