Petitions and boycotts against ABC are building after the network unexpectedly canceled its hit “Last Man Standing,” a move critics believe was prompted by star Tim Allen’s outspoken conservative politics and support for President Trump.
“‘Last Man Standing’ is one of the only shows on broadcast television, and the only sitcom, that is not constantly shoving liberal ideals down the throats of the viewers. And sadly, that is likely the real reason the show has been cancelled,” said a new petition on Change.org which collected nearly 10,000 signatures overnight.
“With a plethora of ultra-liberal shows available on television, this show stood out from the rest and motivated conservatives who voted for President Trump. Please demand that Congress investigate whether LMS was cancelled for political reasons,” said another on PetitionCongress.org.
ABC can do whatever they want. They can create and cancel any show they want.
However, the viewers have some power here too. Television is all about ratings. ‘Last Man Standing’ was getting them. So, if you are going to cancel a show that a lot of people like you have to also be prepared for the possibility that there will be some upset viewers.
It’s pretty much impossible to argue that this wasn’t a political move.
ESPN, part of the same company, is having problems with liberal politics too.
Just stop playing politics. It’s not rocket science.