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Poll: Should there be a 7.30pm watershed for raunchy music videos?

An Ennis councillor says that parents are ‘shocked’ at the amount of sexually explicit music videos their children are exposed to.

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AN ENNIS COUNCILLOR has called for Minister Pat Rabbitte to enforce a new watershed to protect children from explicit and inappropriate music videos on television.

Cllr Paul O’Shea will be bringing the issue to Ennis council after he said that parents have told him they were concerned “at the amount of sexually explicit music videos” their children could view on TV.

He said that he was referring to videos by artists like Beyoncé and Rihanna.

O’Shea said he thinks a watershed of 7.30pm for music videos with sexual content would be appropriate.

While there is no statutory requirement for a watershed, in Ireland all broadcasters operate a main watershed starting at 9pm.

Poll: Should there be a 7.30pm watershed for music videos?


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