After twenty five years on the air, Fox has finally canceled one of the most offensive shows in television history; COPS.
The show will not cease to exist however; it will instead move to niche network Spike TV.
“We have been working tirelessly to push this damaging reality TV series off primetime network television, and today we applaud FOX for dropping this toxic show from its lineup,” said ColorOfChange.org Executive Director, Rashad Robinson. Last week, the online civil rights organization sponsored ads in AdvertisingAge and Daily Variety denouncing the show’s racially-charged content. The ads came after the group circulated an online petition against the show.
COPS’ move to Spike TV will give the show a significantly smaller network, inhibiting the it’s ability to exploit harmful, dehumanizing stereotypes of people of color for a large audience.
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