Will sends us a link an article at Fox News that reports the Discovery Channel show, American Guns, has been cancelled as a result of a bunch of Facebook comments;
“I know you all have to make money but would Discovery Channel PLEASE consider ceasing to broadcast the show in the U.K.? Sadly your program makes buying/owning guns seem fun, glamorous, even normal,” wrote one. Another tweeted, “Dear Discovery Channel: it’s not appropriate showing the program American Guns now!” Another weighed in: “With Discovery shows like ‘Sons of Guns’, ‘American Guns’, ‘Ted Nugent’s Gun Country’ etc it’s not surprising how guns r seen as acceptable.”
It’s terrible that gun owners were portrayed as “normal”, isn’t it? The Facebook comments have been dumped down the Memory Hole, but there are scads of recent comments from people who support the show.
The representative of Discovery with whom Fox talked wouldn’t link the show’s cancellation to the shooting last week, but Fox notes that the popularity of the show was on an upswing;
The show had a 50 percent ratings increase for its second season premiere, and one of its stars, Renee Wyatt, recently said she would “definitely” be interested in returning for season three.
So, you know, read what you want into that.