Misogyny and Religious Bigotry in New ABC Series
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Distributing Bigoted Content
announced plans for a new television series
which would include an expletive in the
title, the PTC raised the alarm because we
know, from fifteen years of experience, that
once one network breaks-down a long-standing
television taboo, the other networks, like
sheep, soon follow.
In fact, since
the debut of the $#*! My Dad Says on
CBS, a number of series have either
debuted or been announced that contain
profanities or obscenities in the title,
including the tentatively titled Chicks
and D*cks for Fox, and Who the
(Bleep) Did I Marry for Investigation Discovery.
Now ABC has
announced plans for a new series – actually
TWO new series -- which employ the
same offensive and misogynistic epithet in
the title, Good Christian B*tches,
and Don’t Trust the B*tch in
Christian B*tches is from Darren Star,
creator of Melrose Place and Sex
and the City, and tells the story of a
former high school “mean girl” who becomes
the subject of gossip from
hypocritical church-going friends when
she moves back to her small Texas home town
after her divorce.
we see Hollywood’s disdain for people of
faith, and in particular people of the
ABC even consider a program that by
its very title is offensive to the women who
comprise half of the US population?
Why would ABC
even consider a program that by its very
title is offensive to the nearly 80% of
Americans who call themselves Christians?
answers are to those questions, the ABC
Television Network – and by extension, its
parent corporation, the Walt Disney Company
– must be called to account.
ABC has not even
attempted to veil its hostility toward women
and Christians. The bigotry is right up
front in the title of the program, and will
be reinforced with every commercial, every
advertisement, every billboard they pay for
to promote the show.
intentionally offensive conduct must be
stopped dead in its tracks before it becomes
the standard for “entertainment” in America.
action today by signing our petition to
demand ABC immediately cease and desist from
producing and distributing content –
including in the title of programs – that
embraces any manner of hostile bigotry.
consider supporting the PTC’s ongoing work
to hold the networks responsible for these
and other harmful messages...
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