PBS has fired Melanie Martinez, host of The Good Night Show, after learning she once appeared in videos called Technical Virgin.
The host alerted network officials about the videos late last week and was immediately taken off the PBS Kids Sprout network.
"PBS Kids Sprout has determined that the dialogue in this video is inappropriate for her role as a preschool program host and may undermine her character's credibility with our audience," said Sandy Wax, network president.
One could say that Martinez was "waxed" in more ways than one. Eh? Eh?
NOTE: Due to the low degree of difficulty, the Gossip elects to bypass any additional jokes about the network president's last name being Wax.
Anyway, The Good Night Show airs for three hours a night, offering soothing stories and cartoons for small ones. The show's audience is comprised of kids ages 2-5, who are getting ready for bed. Each night, Martinez, a stage actress and mother of a toddler herself, uses a puppet character to take the kids into dreamland.
In the two Technical Virgin videos, which were made before she landed the children's show job, she spoofs public service announcements about how young women can keep their virginity. The Good Night Show has been replaced temporarily by cartoons while a search is conducted for a new host.
Seriously, PBS. You have got to be kidding here. The Gossip has learned that the Technical Virgin videos aren't even really porn. This story hardly belongs in our sex tapes category, although it will remain there, for there is nowhere else to put it, really. These videos are spoofs on PSAs that teach a girl how to keep her virginity by doing "everything but" intercourse. Weak!
Kids love the The Good Night Show. Kids have no idea who Melanie Martinez is outside of the The Good Night Show. This is not Paris Hilton getting railed by her ex-boyfriend here. Frankly, the Gossip feels as though this situation has gotten out of hand, and that Martinez should be lauded for teaching girls the Lindsay Lohan special and other alternatives to slingin' poon.