Demand that ABC and "Desperate Housewives" Take a Stand for Creative Freedom & Against Censorship sign now

To the producers of "Desperate Housewives" and ABC:

We are writing to show support for the uncompromised quality of one of the best written shows on television, and opposition to needless censorship.

Even if the comment made by the character of Susan on the season premiere of Desperate Housewives was discriminatory or hurtful, it was the comment of a fictional character, indicating her opinion. It was not a statement of belief from ABC any more than comments made by the character of Archie Bunker on the classic "All in the Family" were indicitive of the beliefs of the creative team on that show.

For ABC to apologize and consider even for a moment editing the aforementioned comment out of future airings or DVD releases is fundamentally wrong. It is the functional equivalent of giving in to demands that copies of "To Kill a Mockingbird" be burned because some of the characters presented are racist, or demanding that all DVD copies of "Gone With the Wind" be taken off the market due to an unfavorable portrayal of minorities.

As free individuals capable of appreciating artistic expression and opposed to removing all realism and diversity of thought from television characters, we fully endorse the season premiere of Desperate Housewives exactly as aired, just as we support the artistic value of "To Kill a Mockingbird," "All in the Family," and "Gone With the Wind."

We demand that this premiere not be edited for repeat airings or for DVD release, as doing so would compromise the artistic integrity of both "Desperate Housewives" and ABC. We refuse to let vocal minorities continue to turn mole hills into mountains while the voices of rational and discerning individuals remain unheard.

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Latest Signatures

  • 19 December 201550. C B
    If everything that offended anyone was deleted; there'd be nothing left to watch.
  • 15 December 201549. Zac G
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 201548. Kathy Snow
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 201547. Kate Erickson
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 201546. George Wb
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 201545. Carly G
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 201544. Natalie Day
    Desperate Housewives is my favorite show!!
  • 09 November 201543. Louise W
    I love desperate housewives!! KEEP IT THE SAME =)
  • 25 September 201542. Layla B
    I support this petition
  • 24 September 201541. Kim Pena
    I support this petition
  • 26 August 201540. Linda N
    Best Show Ever!!!!
  • 07 August 201539. Lola S
    I support this petition
  • 02 August 201538. Kevin K
    Don't back down!
  • 29 July 201537. Esther T
    I support this petition
  • 22 July 201536. Misha F
    I support this petition
  • 21 July 201535. Dana C
    I support this petition
  • 11 June 201534. Rob S
    You can do it!!
  • 01 June 201533. Iggy Fischer
    I love the show! It's just great and i don't see the problem with some little joke.
  • 02 May 201532. Carla J
    You cant make everyone happy... someones always going to complain about something. Its a show for petes sakes..its fake
  • 09 April 201531. Robert P
    This is ridiculus. It was a joke, get over it.
  • 24 March 201530. Andrew Wheeler
    I support this petition
  • 20 March 201529. John Flipd
    hmmmm...let me see 36 signatures againts 86,000 (and counting) so far...i don't think so...Freedom of Expression? I agree, but not in this case...I serve in the US military and knowing that I risk my life protecting your make this what you ca
  • 17 March 201528. Carla Ramosj
    My family always watch the show look at my family now broken family . my father is a thief , my mom is a w.hore my brother was killed in bank robbery , and my sister is now a prostitute , what else could u ask for i can get in watching DH .. violence drug
  • 12 March 201527. Alexandra Mcgrath
    Desperate Housewives would not be the same without all of the funny jokes!
  • 02 March 201526. Zac G
    desperate housewives is a garbage show .. thus whoever watch this garbage show only means he/she is a garbage .. its a show which only teach bigamy , adultery and how to abuse a husband/wife ... i dunno why this show still airs???
  • 09 February 201525. Rhia A
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 201524. Donald Bt
    I support this petition

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