In a world that is trying so hard to be “politically correct,” the ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing,” has certainly gone against the grain. Tim Allen, who plays the show’s main star, has been known to say comments such as, “The Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they are gone they show up again,” freely expressing his political beliefs and veering away from what is considered politically correct. The show’s premise consists of Allen, who plays Mike Baxter, a hunting and fishing guru who owns an outdoor outlet. Allen’s character on the show is known for his conversations about “manning up” and he is seen acting out the struggle he faces when his grandson attends a touchy-feely nursery school. Allen’s true personal comes to life when he admits his fear that the school just might turn his grandson gay.
The show, which has continuously received solid ratings and built a respectable fan base for six seasons, just announced some shocking news. While it seemed like Allen and his fellow cast members showed no signs of slowing down, they decided to cancel the show. Due to the show’s popular past, viewers are questioning why the sudden break in humor and they can only come to one conclusion…that Allen’s right-of-center politics may have left a bad taste in two many liberal viewers’ mouths.
And fans aren’t biting their tongues on why they think the show was canceled and some are demanding that it be investigated…
“‘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,” said a new petition on Change.org which collected nearly 10,000 signatures overnight.
“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 canceled for political reasons,” said another on PetitionCongress.org.
While fans are recommending that the government investigate the canceling, it is solely the responsibility of ABC to choose what they decide to air or not to air, however; some are saying that this sudden change is a result of how the ABC network cares little about its audience members. The fact that they canceled a well-loved, yet not politically popular show, is a sign that they don’t respect, understand or value their viewers’ opinions. Some believe that ABC’s leadership is too concerned about liberal prejudices that they would rather hurt their businesses than please their faithful audience members.
Wisconsin Republican Governor, Scott Walker stood up and made a stand against the poor choice to cancel the show, when he tweeted the following:
“Looks like ABC is playing politics with your show despite the decent ratings. Sad.
The show was said to attract 6.4 million overall same-day viewers, which makes people even more concerned about the fact that the show was canceled so abruptly.