“The other news here is that thanks to a tipster, New Media, and a Twitter frenzy that followed, MTV has actually been shamed into doing the right thing — something once considered impossible.”
Witty commentary aside, I wonder how they ever would have gotten ethical approval for this type of casting, particularly if they were even remotely considering teenagers. Though, the article only vaguely says “young adults”, so maybe that’s their cop-out towards people in their 20s. I wonder how the parents / family of those cast would have reacted to such a public affront of morality.
I’m glad this crisis has been avoided… for now.