In this time of Facebook protests and angry hashtags,
outrage can spread throughout the world like wildfire. Sometimes this is a good
thing, like when justice needs to be served and the only way to get people to
listen is to become a trending topic.
A lot of the time, however, fury spreads
simply because small groups of dedicated people spend literally all of their
time pushing their opinions on everyone else. And, as is often the case when people have too much time on their hands, a lot
of the time these opinions are about television.
Ever since social media gave everyone a platform, television has been in the crosshairs of people looking for something to be upset about. Shows deemed offensive or perverse - often for ridiculous reasons - have been the subject of mass boycotts and campaigns to get the show removed from the airwaves.
Most of the time,
thankfully, these campaigns fail, but in too many cases these small, vocal groups have managed to cancel or significantly impact TV shows whose only sin was providing
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