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10/13/2008

Except it wasn't 'Shot' down. At all.

by Jeremy Hooper

Points of fact:

-MTV incessantly airs a series while it is in its current season, but then typically pulls the series soon after the season ends its run.

-MTV gets lots of criticism and scrutiny. Bowing to "pro-family" pressure has rarely to never been one of them.

-Throughout the month of August, MTV cast for the third season of its bisexual dating series, "A Shot of Love." It's not likely to feature Tila Teqila, but
the casting notice is definitely for a bisexual series.

So why do we tell you all this? Well, check out the latest "victory" that the anti-gay side is celebrating:

Florida Family Association has claimed success in combating a vulgar television show that was being aired on MTV.

Association founder David Caton describes A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. "[It] was a reality show that placed a bisexual female with ten lesbians and ten men who vied, under one household and one roof, for [her] affections," he says.
...
"They have pulled this program from the air. It's not running, and Tila Tequila has made it known, vis-à-vis what we believe is spinning news, saying that she's going to do something else," Caton explains. "She's tired of this and wants to move on."

Proof positive, says Caton, that public pressure can make a difference.
MTV takes a shot from the public [ONN]

Picture 7-136Yes, that's right -- for the sole reason that MTV's highly rated "Shot of Love" series has been on hiatus since the summer finale of its second season, this Florida "family" group is touting a victory. Never mind the series' considerable buzz. Never mind the aforementioned casting for season 3. Never mind that MTV still prominently features the franchise and stars on its web properties. Apparently the the "pro-family" bar is now set so slow, even a pause between seasons is considered a success!

What next, kids -- gonna celebrate your ability to triumph over "the black & white television agenda"?

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Your thoughts

I never thought I would ever agree with a "pro-family" group but that show is vile & vulgar show and that chick is a complete disgrace to all bisexuals.

Posted by: Alonzo | Oct 13, 2008 12:51:09 PM

This reality show sounds about as stupid as the one FOX was going to air in 2004ish, but I recall was quickly pulled: something about a woman having to choose the alleged "straight" man from a group of gay men.

MTV - you've sucked since the mid 90's. Do something useful, and release the older seasons of 'Real World' on DVD! I'm still jonesing for another Flora fix after all these years!! LOL

Posted by: Scott | Oct 13, 2008 1:21:33 PM

Alonzo (and Scott, to a lesser degree): We are not at all speaking to the quality of the show. And saying that you find the show "vile & vulgar" doesn't necessarily mean that you are agreeing with Team Pro-Fam. The point is that the show has NOT been pulled, despite this group's claimed "victory."

Posted by: G-A-Y | Oct 13, 2008 1:28:43 PM

A "pro-family" group claiming a false victory - HERESY!

I know that you were not speaking of the quality of the show (or lack thereof) but I really dislike that show so I just wanted to voice my opinion - plus I actually do feel that Tila chick is a bad representation of bisexual people as whole.

Posted by: Alonzo | Oct 13, 2008 2:18:04 PM

We need to start finding thing to claim 'victory' with...how about Jerry Falwell died, so that means the angel of death was reacting to gay pressure...oh I know!...Billy Graham's dog tripped him after he noticed a bunch of lesbians picketing his dog house...

Posted by: ColeWake | Oct 13, 2008 2:23:48 PM

"We need to start finding thing to claim 'victory' with...how about Jerry Falwell died"

I don't consider Falwell's death so much as a "victory" as I do a "blessing to humanity".

He could have been around for much longer, and no doubt, would have indirectly been behind the beating deaths of a handful of innocent African-American's this year.

But thankfully, Satan now has a muzzle on his house-sized ass. Let's see him try to have gay USA citizens executed in the name of "god" NOW! LOL

Posted by: Scott | Oct 13, 2008 10:39:18 PM

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