The man who opposed the inclusion of LGBTQ groups in St Patrick’s Day Marches, Catholic League President Bill Donohue, is apparently THRILLED that ABC cancelled The Real O’Neals. Donoghue said on YouTube,
“We’ve got great news, The Real O’Neals has been axed. They would have dropped it after one season except for the fact that the Catholic League has been fighting against it. It’s not the anti-Catholic content of The Real O’Neals that bothered us so much, most of it was just plain stupid. It was the fact that it was based on the life of Dan Savage. He’s a sick sex columnist.. he’s a filthy-mouthed bigot against Catholics.
They would never allow [white supremacist] David Duke to produce a show on ABC owned by Disney, but yet they allowed Savage to be a co-producer. They finally dumped it after the second season… if they had any guts they’d have dumped it as soon as they’d seen the script.
At least today, I can say it’s over. The Catholic League has finally won, albeit regrettably late. We went after advertisers, we dropped a few of them, we gave them some bad PR, and hopefully blackened up that snow-white image of Disney. It’s a good day.”
That’s a lot of hate coming from someone who supposedly follows the teaching of Christ.
Speaking of hate, the wildly overestimated hate group, One Million Moms (which has less that 90,000 on their Facebook page) had also campaigned against the show, encouraging supporters to target its advertisers claiming,
“It is almost impossible to describe the depth of depravity found in the sitcom The Real O’Neals. The Real O’Neals mocks Christianity and insults Catholicism. 1MM recognizes this show ridicules people of faith, and Christians across America are offended by it.
[It makes] a mockery of the Christian faith.”
The show is the second acclaimed LGBTQ comedy to be cancelled this year as the series Please Like Me, which explored queer and mental health issues, was dropped earlier this year after its original TV network closed down.
Online streaming giant Hulu stepped up to air the show’s already-filmed fourth season, but it was later confirmed that it would not be returning for a fifth.
We’ll miss The Real O’Neals and so will many others, including gay teens who needed to see themselves represented positively on TV, by something as innocent as a kiss.
(via Pink News)