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TLC cancels All-American Muslim

All-American Muslim, the docudrama that followed several Muslim families in Dearborn, Mich., has been cancelled by TLC. The Detroit Free Press reports on the cancellation, which the show’s cast recently learned about. “Cast members said they were told by TLC the show didn’t get high enough ratings to continue, but some said they are skeptical …

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Lowe’s accepts petitions delivered by Christian clergy but continues to stand with bigots

Multiple petitions with over 200,000 signatures asking Lowe’s to reverse its decision to pander to bigots and pull advertising from TLC’s All-American Muslim were delivered by Christian clergy to Lowe’s executives, but the company will not reverse its decision. Faith leaders from Charlotte, where Lowe’s is headquartered, delivered the petitions yesterday, including ones from Faithful …

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Kayak’s All-American Muslim response is better than Lowe’s, but still gives bigotry too much weight

The travel search engine Kayak has apologized for its handling of advertising on TLC’s All-American Muslim, condemning “regrettable hatred” but also saying that the show “sucked.” Even though they will not continue to advertise, their response is a demonstration of what Lowe’s should have done instead of just pandering to bigots to get their business–although …

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Lowe’s defends pulling ads from All-American Muslim, will “respectfully defer” to bigots

Lowe’s is defending its decision late last week to pull advertising from TLC’s All-American Muslim because of insane complaints about its portrayal of Muslims as normal people. The organization that started the campaign to get advertisers to pull ads, calling the show “propaganda,” is claiming other companies have also stopped advertising. The organization posted a …

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Lowe’s pulls ads from TLC’s All-American Muslim

Here’s another reason to shop at Home Depot: Big-box hardware store Lowe’s decided to pull its advertising from TLC’s All-American Muslim because of unspecified complaints about its content. The series profiles several Michigan families who happen to be Muslim but are otherwise very different–and it’s one of TLC’s better series. The conservative/crazy Florida Family Association …

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