PTC Slams Ke$ha Drinking Urine on MTV

6:39 PM PST 05/21/2013 by Aaron Couch
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The Parents Television Council is calling upon the cable industry to unbundle its channels, saying customers should not have to pay for "disgusting, vile content."

Footage of pop provocateur Ke$ha drinking her own urine is set to air Tuesday on her MTV reality show, and that's not sitting well with the Parents Television Council.

In a letter to supporters Tuesday, the PTC warned against watching Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life and its "disgusting, vile content." It also called on cable providers to allow subscribers the option of choosing which channels they receive.

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"Why should we have to pay for this kind of garbage just so we can get access to Discovery, Disney or the Golf channel? It's outrageous -- and it shouldn't be that way," reads the letter. "Consumers deserve choice. We should all have the ability to choose and pay for only the channels we want to watch … but the cable industry won't let that happen without a fight."

The PTC also praised Sen. John McCain, who earlier this month introduced legislation that would unbundle cable channels, allowing customers to order them a la carte. Political observers think it is unlikely to become law.

Ke$ha, whose series premiered in April, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the urine-drinking incident, which she indicated was a one-time thing.

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"I heard it was good for you. That was, like, the rumor," she said. "But I don't know. I'm also just one that doesn't shy away from things. I'm not good at saying 'no' so I just figure, f--- it, I'll try anything once. So I tried it. I wouldn't recommend it. It was pretty gross. And I don't think it really did anything very beneficial to me so, yeah, I wouldn't probably do it again."

Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life airs Tuesdays on MTV at 11 p.m.

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