ABC Hit With Boycott For Canceling 'Last Man Standing'
After ABC suddenly canceled the hit show Last Man Standing, and John Nolte of The Daily Wire excoriated ABC for their motives in canceling the show, prompting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to cite Nolte’s viral column on Twitter while slamming ABC, a petition to boycott ABC was created on Change.org which collected nearly 10,000 signatures overnight, according to The Washington Examiner.
The petition read:
Last Man Standing stands out in the sea of network television sitcoms. It is a show that appeals to a broad swath of Americans who find very few shows that extol the virtues with which they can identify; namely conservative values.
Last Man Standing was not just selling conservative ideals though, as some of the characters in the show are clearly of the liberal persuasion, yet the characters on the show all manage to get along and take care of one another, despite their politically opposed views. The show is about more than politics though, it is about family. In fact, politics is only a secondary part of the show, but one in which many Americans can readily identify.
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.
Another petition on PetitionCongress.org stated, “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.”
The Examiner reported that Tim Allen, the star of Last Man Standing, said on the day Donald Trump was inaugurated that he had high hopes for Trump’s plans for the infrastructure of the country, adding, “That's in his wheelhouse. He's a worker. He can do that … He's a reasonable guy and also a huge listener. And he asks good questions."