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GOSSIP GIRL’S “Mind-Blowingly Inappropriate” Ads

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 at 3:41 pm in Gossip Girl.

Gossip Girl promoSo “Gossip Girl,” the CW’s frothy soap about privileged, extraordinarily good-looking, prep school teens is back in the news, this time for its racy ads. Wait. Didn’t we talk about this a few months ago? That’s when their ads featured a certain gorgeous blonde, spotted on the East Side, going at it hot and heavy with her BFF’s BF. XOXO. Anyway, the tagline on that ad was “OMFG,” which made the Parents Television Council writhe in horror. (And OK, we laughed, because mainstream magazines use four-letter words these days, and the PTC is upset about letters of the alphabet? Those letters are probably flying right over the heads of everyone outside the Gossip Girl demographic anyway.)

Now, the newest GG ads show their beautiful cast members kissing, lounging, whatever over a new set of taglines, each one a quote from a reviewer: “Every Parent’s Nightmare,” “A Nasty Piece of Work” and “Mind-Blowingly Inappropriate” — a quote from the Parents Television Council review. And man, is the PTC steamed. So, what do you think? Punch a button on the poll or click “comments” and dish…

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  1. Ari Soglin Says:

    This CNN video is priceless. The guy from the show tries to say that OMFG is open to interpretation. Then CNN goes out and asks a bunch of people what it means. There’s no debate: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2008/04/28/anderson.gossip.girl.cnn

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    this show has lots of potential, sure the adds are not great but its reality. This is what new york private schools are like. Every where theres drinking, Drugs,Sex,Blackmail,and partying. Its all part of are daily lives, so before anyone goes blaming the show why not first blame your own teens.

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