Tim Allen is known to be one of the few open conservatives in Hollywood and his show, “Last Man Standing,” was one of the few on TV that was defying the liberal agenda. So, its canceling, despite its excellent ratings, sure as hell didn’t go unnoticed by the right.
ABC executives maybe thought that this would quickly be over with and that Americans would quickly forget, but they are deeply mistaken. After the canceling of Allen’s show, now the network faces two huge petitions and a boycott, as well a surprising statement of support for Allen by a sitting governor.
A petition on Change.org that collected over 100,000 signatures by Tuesday morning after being launched Friday noted that “Last Man Standing” 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’ 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 canceled,” it continued.
As reported by The Daily Wire, such similar petition on PetitionCongree.org requested a congressional investigation too.
“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,” the petition read. “Please demand that Congress investigate whether LMS was canceled for political reasons.”
Congress might not be the best vehicle for this investigation, but at least one GOP governor expressed his opinion, saying that ABC’s decision is based on politics – Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) May 11, 2017
“The intent of this petition/boycott is to attempt to get ABC to renew the show. With that in mind, I will no longer be watching any ABC shows. I have canceled the DVR settings for the other ABC shows that I regularly watch,” the Change.org petition reads. “If you want to help try to save ‘Last Man Standing,’ I encourage you to do the same.”
100,000 signatures is not a small number, given the time they were collected, and boycotts can be serious business.
They made a terrible mistake canceling “Last Man Standing,” and now they are gonna suffer the consequences.