‘Manly’ Conservative Men Threaten to Boycott ABC Over Cancellation of One of Their Favorite Shows
Can’t conservatives have something to watch too? Apparently not. As previously reported, ABC has cancelled family comedy Last Man Standing, which starred Tim Allen as ultra conservative patriarch Mike Baxter. Despite garnering a solid amount of ratings, (8.6 million per episode was the average for its last season) the show was not cutting it with the ever important 18-49 age demographic (only getting approximately 1.1 percent of ratings) and so ABC decided to give the show the axe.
Now alleged “manly men” have created a petition to get ABC to change their minds about the cancellation, or they will boycott.
“‘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
Yes, Tim Allen’s character is staunchly conservative. Many of the people around him are more “liberal” in their thinking, but it’s not overly liberal or too far left. Mike Baxter was in the military, and he has probably supported every Republican candidate since Ronald Reagan. You can tell that based on every conversation he has with those closest to him. Oldest daughter Kristen is clearly the most liberal thinker of the women in his family and never lets an opportunity to school her father in his antiquated beliefs. Youngest daughter Eve is far more like her father than anyone else in the house, while his wife Vanessa is stuck in the middle. As the show progresses though, she is less afraid to voice her opposing viewpoints, going as far to say that she was supporting Hillary Clinton in later seasons.
I admit that I don’t watch the show regularly because I felt that the show took easy shots at the more liberal thinking characters, and their treatment of the black characters on the show really bothered me.
“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.”
It is easy to assume that the big, bad, liberal media has come for such and important show, when in reality it’s probably just that the ratings (or lack thereof) don’t warrant the cost of producing and airing the show. If ABC can’t get the advertising money, the show is doing them a disservice, no matter what the subject matter. But of course, it’s going to come down to conservatives feeling that they are somehow being persecuted.
It’s ironic that people who are always calling liberals “sensitive” and “snowflakes” are willing to boycott an entire network because their favorite show got cancelled?