I know I have been a little M.I.A again. Sorry. I think I needed a little break from blogging, plus I have been feeling a little uninspired, until this morning. As I was browsing my newsfeed on facebook I saw several posts about The Skin Cancer Foundation and MTV's Jersey Shore. I had to check it out. I loathe the Jersey Shore because of their tanaholic ways and the fact they are horrible role models for today's youth. As it turns out The Skin Cancer Foundation addressed the fact that MTV's Jersey Shore has advertised about tanning beds, tanning on the beach, and their most famous phrase, G.T.L. (gym, tan, laundry), but never discusses the health risks associated with tanning. The Skin Cancer Foundation asked MTV to display a warning message about tanning, but MTV refused. Well if they thought they could boo hoo the situation by just dismissing The Skin Cancer Foundation, they most surely were WRONG! The Skin Cancer Foundation has now filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against MTV. You can read the full article here. Finally something is being done! A HUGE thank you goes out to the people at The Skin Cancer Foundation for getting something done! THANK YOU!
Here are a few quotes from the article that I had to share:
13 of season two, cast member Paul DelVecchio (Pauly D) enthusiastically nominated himself “Most Likely to Get Skin Cancer.” After hearing I had cancer at 19 this title disgusts me! If only he realized what all comes with what he is saying....
“As the series progressed over the years, displays of tanning behaviors grew in frequency along with the cast’s influence over viewers, to the point where the expression ‘Gym, Tan, Laundry’ became a national catchphrase."
Those who tan indoors are 74 percent more likely to develop potentially deadly melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors.
About 86 percent of melanoma and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun.
"This is real – I’ve had patients as young as 25 die from melanoma.”- Senior Vice President of The Skin Cancer Foundation Deborah Sarnoff, MD, the dermatologist who staged the televised 2010 intervention with Jersey Shore’s cast
*These are quotes taken from the article