NBC canceled a fresh show called “Mail Order Family” after it provoked a backlash online that is serious.
The show, which Deadline reported was at development last week, is about a dad whom orders a mail-order bride through the Philippines after his spouse passes.
It really is loosely in line with the life for the show’s journalist and producer Jackie Clarke, whose father that is widowed a 25-year-old Filipina girl to be always a stepmother for their young ones, based on the Washington Post.
NBC canceled the show Friday after people tweeted, blogged and began on line petitions to protest it, in accordance with NBC Information.
Twitter users called out of the show to make light of individual trafficking and racial stereotyping of Asian females.
Really @nbc, a family-comedy concerning the intercourse trafficking of Asian females? https://t.co/7YNrndEAh6
Today in terrible tips: NBC buys "family comedy" about widowed male that is white orders a Filipina mail purchase bride https://t.co/f2f6w7hcE0
I did not recognize #HumanTrafficking had been this kind of laugh riot.Maybe and then White Guys Whose Dad's purchase individuals https://t.co/K4wVRO3Tf1
I really could go into this, should they got rid of each and every character aside from "mom" plus it had been merely a show about colonialism https://t.co/e21uCFM2WP
In a testament to your energy of Twitter as well as the vocals of this Asian-American community, the show went from development to being canceled in only 3 days.
On Wednesday, Deadline stated that NBC would start developing the brand new comedy . By people were calling out the show on Twitter thursday. On NBC announced they were canceling the show altogether friday.