Footage of pop provocateur Ke$ha drinking her own urine was set to air Tuesday on her MTV reality show, and that’s not sitting well with the Parent Television Council.
In a letter to supporters Tuesday, the PTC warned against watching Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life and its “disgusting, vile content.” It also called on cable providers to allow subscribers the option of choosing which channels they receive.
“Why should we have to pay for this kind of garbage just so we can get access to Discovery, Disney, or the Golf channel? It’s outrageous — and it shouldn’t be that way,” reads the letter.
“Consumers deserve choice. We should all have the ability to choose and pay for only the channels we want to watch … but the cable industry won’t let that happen without a fight.”
The PTC also praised Sen. John McCain, who earlier this month introduced legislation which would unbundle cable channels, allowing customers to order them a la carte. Political observers think it is unlikely to become law.
Ke$ha, whose series premiered in April, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the urine-drinking incident, which she indicated it was a one-time thing.
“I heard it was good for you. That was, like, the rumor,” she said. “But I don’t know. I’m also just one that doesn’t shy away from things. I’m not good at saying ‘no’ so I just figure, f— it, I’ll try anything once. So I tried it. I wouldn’t recommend it. It was pretty gross. And I don’t think it really did anything very beneficial to me so, yeah, I wouldn’t probably do it again.”
“Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” airs Tuesdays on MTV at 11 p.m.