ABC has canceled it’s controversial cross-dressing comedy Work It.
The show, which starred Amaury Nolasco and Benjamin Koldyke, was canceled after only two episodes, due to outcry from the lesbian and gay community, as well as low ratings.
Work It was about two unemployed men, Lee Standish (Koldyke) and Angel Ortiz (Nolasco), who decide to dress up as women to get jobs. Organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), found the content on the show to be offensive to transgender people.
After the organizations viewed the pilot for the show, they launched a campaign against the show. They even went as far as purchasing a full-page ad in Variety and writing a joint opinion piece on Huffington Post.
GLAAD and HRC are both extremely happy with the cancelation of the show.
Backlash however wasn’t the show’s only downfall. It premiered to low ratings on Jan. 3 and the following week viewership dropped 20 percent.
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