Rebeca Seitz's Thursday began like any other lazy summer morning as she and her children sleepily ate their breakfast while watching "Good Morning America's" cheerful programming. But the the day took an unexpected turn for the explicit when a television advertisement featuring a steamy sex scene streamed through her living room.
"The GMA segment went to commercial," the Naples, Fla., mother wrote on her blog. "And then, wham. Confusion. Disbelief. Did that just flash on my TV screen? In front of 8-year-old Andy?!"
The ad in question was for the new ABC drama "Betrayal," and featured a pair of naked-looking actors engaging in some pretty adult behavior.
Seitz was infuriated by the scene, especially given the time slot 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," she wrote on her blog. "My kid saw that ... Not because I took him to a movie wholly inappropriate for his age. Not because I quit parenting and just told him to turn on the TV at 10pm and watch whatever."
The blog post quickly went viral, and Seitz was featured on Fox News Radio host Todd Starne's Facebook page, and interviewed by Glenn Beck and conservative site The Blaze.
“I cannot ever be okay with naked people having sex in the middle of ‘Good Morning America,’” Seitz told The Blaze. “Sex is a beautiful exquisite gift between two people who are married.”
In that interview, Seitz also countered some of the criticisms she received from people who accused her of advocating censorship, and of over-sheltering her child.
She told The Blaze that she was taking a stand against degrading sex, not sex in general, and argued that this type of imagery should not be used to win TV ratings. She has since filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission.
Speaking with Glenn Beck, Seitz said that when she posted a picture of the "Betrayal" scene on Facebook, the social media network flagged it for indecency and took it down.
"It’s amazing to me that ABC has lower standards than Facebook does," Beck noted, then commended Seitz for "drawing a line in the sand" and fighting against the people "exposing your children to pornography."
People who feel they have to have the television on every waking moment are idiots and deserve to be offended.
It'll save her the horror of having to tell them where babies come from
She sounds hideous, but does she have a slight point? TV has - the 3 main networks, not cable - always made a big deal (since the 70's? 80's?) about "family viewing" - nothing salacious (my word) before 8:00 PM. So ISN't this a point? should censors be looking at the ads, in the daytime, for shows that probably air at 9:00, 10:00 PM?
(NOT a prude, just asking; hate hypocrisy on the part of networks/media.)
[quote]TV has - the 3 main networks, not cable
Are you posting from the Nixon era?
TV has not had "3 main networks" in decades.
This woman is a frau. I know a lot of DLers call anything without a penis a frau, but this woman is the definition of.
As far as the ad goes, can't you see just as much flesh on daytime network soaps? I haven't watched one myself in at least 20 years, but I do remember watching a YouTube clip of some gay couple having sex on a modern soap and being kind of surprised at how explicit it was.
[quote] President of the first public relations firm dedicated to representing entertainment created from a Christian worldview
So this is probably a publicity stunt to bring attention to her firm.
I would probably still not respect their views, but I wish for once that one of these fraus shrieking about sex on TV could present their opinion in a way that isn't grounded in religion. Sex as 'a gift for two people who are married' - bitch, please.
[quote]“I cannot ever be okay with naked people having sex in the middle of ‘Good Morning America."
Then she'd better not be watching if David Tyler Muir, Gio Benitez and Sam Champion are ever on at the same time.
GMA and all morning NEWS shows are targeting adults.
If the commercial had come on during a NIK morning show or cartoon, justifiable complaint.
However, managing and monitoring your children's TV viewing is YOUR responsibility, not mine and not the TV networks'.
Lazy, entitled mommy who insists that everything caters to her. If she doesn't like ABC, don't watch it. They'll either get the message and change their programming because of the loss of viewers or they'll continue.
Not ABC's or our problem that she's too self-absorbed and lazy that she wants to watch GMA, rather than a show more appropriate for her children in the morning.
"She told The Blaze that she was taking a stand against degrading sex, not sex in general"
I absolutely loathe people who think they have the right to approve or disapprove of other people's sex lives! And people who think the world should revolve around what they don't want to tell their children. It's so egocentric.
[quote]“I cannot ever be okay with naked people having sex in the middle of ‘Good Morning America,’” Seitz told The Blaze. “Sex is a beautiful exquisite gift between two people who are married.”
Honey, it's 2013. It is no longer either illegal nor scandalous for people to have sex outside of marriage.
Nor is it to have women show their ankles to chimney sweeps.
Here's an article about Rebeca Seitz. She sounds like a DL parody of a Christian mother:
[quote]Rebeca Seitz loves to scrapbook. And read (while eating chocolate). And write (while eating chocolate). And hang out with girlfriends (while eating chocolate). And laugh (not while eating chocolate - that'd be gross!). And tell stories about her crazy husband and crazier toddler (pausing on the chocolate since her momma taught her not to talk with her mouth full). And...well, you get the picture. She's been in the publishing industry for many years as a literary publicist, securing media placement in places like The Today Show and USA Today for astounding authors of amazing fiction.
[quote]She's been in the publishing industry for many years
I smell bullshit with that right there. Anyone who has spent a decent amount of time doing what they do would not be so vague. Even saying, "almost twenty years of experience" or "over ten years" has more credibility.
and now she's proclaiming herself a victim, because the comments are so hateful on the huffington post.
shoulda kept yer trap shut, bitch.
I can bet if they killed each other in that ad (in front of an 8 year old Andy) she would have no problems with that.
[quote] Speaking with Glenn Beck
That's all I needed to see and I know she is a lunatic
The fundies are huge advocates of cutting the cable, and subscribing to Netflix or Hulu and watching "Leave it to Beaver".