In case you haven’t heard, ABC is cancelling the hit television series “Last Man Standing,” and now millions are calling for a boycott of the network.
The show’s cancellation came as somewhat of a shock, as last season was the highest rated in its six-year run, but now it’s becoming clear as to why the network pulled the plug on the sitcom starring conservative comedian Tim Allen.
Back in March, while on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, Allen made headlines for saying being a conservative in Hollywood is dangerous. He equated it to being in Nazi Germany, and now his show cancelled.
“You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes. This is like ’30s Germany. I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group, you know, ‘What we believe is right!’ I go, ‘Well I might have a problem with that.’ I’m a comedian, I like going on both sides.”
Why Would ABC Cancel A Successful Show?
ABC Entertainment’s president, Channing Dungey, said that cancelling the show had everything to do with ratings (explain why Black-ish is still on). Then, when people discovered the show’s ratings were at their highest Dungey changed his story, and said “once we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Fridays, that was where we landed.” So which one is it, was the show performing poorly, or is ABC just wanting to switch up their schedules? Either way, something isn’t adding up.
Once upon a time, TV shows were meant to entertain viewers. Networks wanted shows that brought in a lot of viewers, and those that did, continued to make more episodes.
Clearly, things have changed in recent years. TV networks are out to push an agenda, in an attempt to change the culture. What other reason would a network have for cancelling a successful show?
A scandal could be a reason to cancel a show, but all the former “Home Improvement” star did was stand up for conservative celebrities. Are we at a point where having conservative values is considered scandalous? Unfortunately, it appears the answer is yes.
The Media’s Assault On Conservatives
There’s no need to beat around the bush, ABC’s move to cancel “Last Man Standing” is politically motivated. The show had seen its viewership grow over the years, but the show’s conservative cast didn’t mesh with Disney’s liberal culture.
What do I mean by a “liberal culture”? Well, for starters, the Chief Anchor and Chief Political Correspondent for ABC News is George Stephanopoulos, a former campaign operative of Bill Clinton. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Stephanopoulos had to recuse himself from moderating the GOP debate, after it was revealed he had given generously to the Clinton Foundation over the years.
Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, also has his own political future to think about. He told The Hollywood Reporter in June of 2016 that “a lot of people—a lot—have urged me to seek political office.” Some even believe he may make a run for the presidency in 2020. So, naturally it makes sense to for him to silence those who disagree with his liberal beliefs.
We could go on, and on, but most sensible Americans are aware of the media’s bias. I just wish they wouldn’t claim to be so “tolerant” all the time.
Where Are We Going?
Tim Allen was completely caught off guard by the news of his show’s cancellation, saying he was “stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years.”
Today it seems as though our entertainment is hellbent on telling us how to think. Even though millions of people enjoyed “Last Man Standing,” ABC isn’t interested in catering to conservative America. Instead, they send the message: “don’t defend conservatives, or we will blackball you.”
For some reason, a lot of people are concerned with the politics of famous people. Personally, I enjoy a show if it makes me feel, not because a character agrees with my politics. Evidently, major networks see things a bit differently. No wonder Allen called today’s Hollywood “30’s Germany.”
While it would be understandable for celebrities to keep their mouths quiet, now more than ever we need people to stand up for conservative beliefs. We also need to support those who are brave enough to take that stand! Thanks for speaking up, Tim Allen, and not being ashamed of your beliefs!