And Their Excuse Is?
Many conservatives were stunned last week over the decision by ABC to cancel the very popular sitcom “Last Man Standing,” starring Tim Allen. Some have theorized that ABC really canceled the show because it didn’t want to promote anyone who held conservative ideology, especially in a world in which Donald Trump is president.
ABC Just Got Bad News Over “Last Man Standing”
According to the Conservative Tribune, the show had six seasons under its belt, enjoyed strong ratings, and showed no signs of slowing down, which left only one possible explanation for killing it: the right-of-center politics of its star, which sometimes seeped into the show’s humor.
“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 PetitionCongress.org who is advocating for a boycott of ABC in an effort to appeal their decision.
“‘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.
The questionable decision even caught the attention of Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker who posted a tweet about the canceling on Thursday. The tweet linked to an article written by John Note for The Daily Wire that attempted to explain the cancellation of the show.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) May 11, 2017
From Conservative Tribune
“(Tim Allen), Looks like ABC is playing politics with your show despite decent ratings. Sad,” Walker wrote.
The article that Walker linked to pointed out that that ABC is owned by Disney, a “rabid left-wing company” run by Bob Iger, a vocal supporter of the Clintons for years.
“Through his character, the politically conservative Allen has poked fun at Hillary Clinton, political correctness, and the Left at large,” read the article. “Worse still, he has created a popular, sympathetic and likable television personality who holds the beliefs and values our entertainment and media elites want to tell us can only belong to Nazis.”
Allen’s show has been remarkably popular, and there really was no reason for ABC to cancel a show that was raking in millions of dollars for them.
However, much like other Republican shows on television, “Last Man Standing” is being eliminated by those who are terrified that Americans might realize that being conservative is perfectly acceptable, while liberals have some serious problems.
Hopefully some other network will come along and pick up “Last Man Standing” or Allen will be able to star in another show that will continue where the sitcom left off. I know I’d watch it.”