'Work It' makes a mockery of transgender peoples struggles in the work place and empowers those with dormant transphobia to act on those urges with violence. It reinforces the biased stereotypical misogynistic social constructs that transsexuals are not "real" people and therefore of no worth.
We the undersigned ask you not to air the sitcom "Work It".
Mr Lee, If you choose to continue ignoring the public outcry against "Work It" your network will contribute directly in enhancing and promoting discrimination against transgender peoples.
Do not air this travesty. If it truly is in your contract to produce one 'cross dressing show a year' as you say, why don't you lead ABC to the very pinnacle of broadcasting and pick up Gun Hill Road for instance?
That I could guarantee you would be a smash hit and if done tastefully might even make you and I both 'cackle', cry, shout for joy and wait impatiently for the next episode.
The choice is simple Mr. Lee and I hope you choose to act Responsibly. Please do not air "Work It"
ABC has AXED Work It.
Although we can't take all the credit for work it's quick demise with your help we spread the word that transgender and gender diverse people are no longer a easy targets.
On behalf of the Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. You Rock!
Read our post and join us my friend. You don't have to live in Texas. We have members worldwide.
Kelli Anne Busey
Founder organizer DTAA
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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