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By now there is nothing shocking about the fact that some shows’ sole purpose seem to be pushing the envelope. I’m not a Gossip Girl follower, but the few times I’ve caught an episode, I found myself spouting off like an old fuddy-duddy.

“How old is that girl?” “When I was her age, I didn’t even know what that was!” etc etc.

For instance, a threesome. Ok, I’m sure at 16, I could have put two and two together (or, I suppose, two and one together) but I sure wouldn’t have thought of it on my own. And I most definitely wouldn’t have been taking part in one.

Apparently, 3 of our favorite GG characters both know exactly what a threesome is and will be taking part in one on this Monday’s episode. Time for sweeps week, people, and making money the old-fashioned way — the promotion of promiscuous teens!

Now, I’m a strong advocate of freedom of expression and speech, so I’m not sure where I fall on this debate. Personally, I’d love to see some sort of responsibility on the part of the network and the show’s writers and producers. Again, not to sound like a fuddy-duddy, but a threesome? Come on!

What do you think? Is this crossing the line? Should we look for a stronger sense of social responsibility from those that are entertaining us?

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