Rebeca Seitz Rips ABC For "Softcore Porn" Betrayal Promo During GMA; Blog Post Goes Viral

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Rebeca Seitz took to her blog to slam ABC for a Betrayal promo airing during Good Morning America, a clip she said was akin to "softcore porn."

"[GMA] went to commercial," Seitz blogged. "And then, wham. Confusion. Disbelief. Did that just flash on my TV screen? In front of 8-year-old Andy?!"

Watching Betrayal Promo

The Florida mom's Thursday began like any other lazy summer morning as she and her children sleepily ate their breakfast while watching GMA.

Then the day took an unexpected turn when the Betrayal trailer came on.

Her photo of the upcoming drama's scene in question says it all, really.

Seitz was infuriated by this especially given the time in which it aired:

"This wasn’t primetime. This was a commercial about a primetime show airing while we all enjoy cornflakes and coffee and wish our kiddos a good morning."

"My kid saw that ... Not because I took him to a movie inappropriate for his age. Not because I quit parenting and just told him to turn on the TV at 10 pm and watch whatever."

The blog post quickly went viral. Seitz was featured on Fox News Radio host Todd Starne's Facebook page, and interviewed by Glenn Beck's The Blaze.

“I cannot ever be okay with naked people having sex in the middle of Good Morning America,” Seitz said, lamenting the image ABC subjected her to.

“Sex is a beautiful exquisite gift between two people who are married.”

Seitz also countered some of the criticisms she received from people who accused her of advocating censorship, and of over-sheltering her child.

She said she's taking a stand against degrading sex, not sex in general, and said it shouldn't be used for ratings and has filed a complaint with the FCC.

Speaking with Beck, Seitz said that when she posted a picture of the scene on Facebook, the social network flagged it for indecency and took it down.

"Amazing that ABC has lower standards than Facebook," Beck said, praising her for "drawing a line in the sand" and fighting those "exposing children to pornography."

We see her point, for sure, but is her reaction a little over the top?

Watch the trailer above (if you want) and tell us if you agree with her stance: Should this kind of racy TV preview be shown on Good Morning America?

 

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Forcing porn on people is a rape like thing. It's a wrongdoing.

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I will watch this when it airs. Men are always playing woman was this a planned relationship or it just happened

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No commercial, music video, or video game is going to influence a child more than good parenting will. Parents need to stop whining about every single thing that their children are exposed to and start using these situations as an opportunity to talk to their children.

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really! soft core porn? are you kidding!!! it shows like a few seconds of them making love. this woman is stupid.

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Not every show on ABC is a family show or not everything on GMA is about family. If you're watching a sports channel and a Carl's Jr commercial comes on with the half naked girls comes on and you're kids see it what are you going to do? If a Victoria's secret commercial comes on or a trojan condom comes o what are you going to do?? She put herself in something with a scene like that and that's how tv is. You have to let it go you can't always shelter your kids. They will hear things, learn things and see things in school and from other sources. It happens.

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I understand her complain completely. Fault of the station as a matter of fact. Im in college and in a course that will hopefully land me a job in media, and the types of commercials and trailers for a specific timeslot is common sense. Hopefully ABC gets their heads straight.

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I can see where she's coming from in being so angry for a network to air something like that during a family show. Scenes like that, whether they're between a husband & wife or otherwise, should not be shown at any time of day in a tv show trailer. They could lead up what happens, but the amount of nudity & sex scene is unnecessary.

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The answers contradict with the final question of the article. "Yes" and "no" options souls be switched.

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I agree with the portion of there's a time and place to air that kind of commercial and it's not during morning tv. However, I do not agree with her comment “Sex is a beautiful exquisite gift between two people who are married.” That's just a ridiculous notion to have in this day and age where less and less people get married because there is zero point to going through all that money for a fancy piece of paper that already tells you what you know.

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@ firebug666

I agree. She seems to be the one degrading sex by implying that you have to be married to experience it.

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I would have a fit too! That is ridiculous! What on earth are they thinking?

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