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Discovery Channel: Cancel "Ted Nugent's Gun Country" or face a massive boycott of your channel
  • Petitioned Discovery Channel, Discovery Communications...CEO David Zaslav

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Discovery Channel: Cancel "Ted Nugent's Gun Country" or face a massive boycott of your channel

    1. MARY-ANN HOLM
    2. Petition by

      MARY-ANN HOLM

      EDMONTON, Canada

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December 2012

Victory

From MARY-ANN HOLM: The show is cancelled. I spoke with viewer relations and shared this petition with them. They listened.

Ted Nugent is a twice convicted poacher and he participates in penned/canned hunts. He is an admitted pedophile, homophobe and misogynist. He constantly spews hate speech. He recently threatened The President of the United States and The Secretary of State. He stated that if Obama gets re-elected he will shoot him. His behaviour is volatile, obnoxious and arrogant. He recently told a reporter after getting asked a question he didn't agree with, that he should perform oral sex on him ( his words were more vile). When the female producer intervened she was told by Ted that he would f**k her. He is also a draft dodger and is a vocal anti-government proponent.

As a former viewer and long time fan of the Discovery Channel, I am shocked and disappointed to know they would promote this hate speech spewing misogynist.The discovery channel used to be known for it's educational programming and content. Why on earth would they lower their standards to partner with this less than stable raving lunatic.

I am urging everyone to boycott this channel until this filth is removed. Please join me in signing this petition and share it with everyone you can. National Geographic just cancelled their program featuring trophy hunter Melissa Bachman due to public pressure. We can do this!!!

UPDATE: The first episode aired, unfortunately. It featured Ted killing a Scimitar Horned Oryx. An animal who is now extinct in the wild. This just makes it that much important to get the word out about Discovery's decision to promote Nugent.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. We did it!!! Bye bye Ted!

      MARY-ANN HOLM
      Petition Organizer
      Discovery Channel kicks Ted Nugent to the curb | The Raw Story

      In addition to cancelling its popular "American Guns" reality show, The Discovery Channel confirmed to Raw Story on Tuesday that firearms enthusiast Ted Nugent will also not be returning to the channel in any form or fashion.

    2. We reached 5000. Thank-you everyone!

      MARY-ANN HOLM
      Petition Organizer

      Stay tuned for updates. I am going to present my petition to Discovery communications now. Let's hope they listen to all of us. It's time to send this racist animal killing douchebag packing!!!!

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. 150 signatures to go, please share!

      MARY-ANN HOLM
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone for signing and commenting. Just 150 signatures to go and I will present the petition and your excellent comments. Thanks for signing and please remember to share. The sooner we reach the goal the faster this scumbag gets the boot!

    5. Reached 4,000 signatures
    6. Response to my e-mail from Discovery

      MARY-ANN HOLM
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for contacting Discovery Channel. We appreciate your
      correspondence and for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns
      with us about Ted Nugent's Gun Country.

      In an effort to ensure the highest quality programming, comments such as
      these are taken very seriously. Each and every comment is forwarded on to
      our programming executives for review and consideration. Maintaining the
      integrity of all of our networks is our primary goal. It is these types of
      comments that contribute to creating change and improving our programming.

      Again, thank you for contacting Discovery Channel.

      That didn't get me too far. I asked for contact info for the CEO but it was not provided. Looks like I will try another angle.

    7. Reached 3,000 signatures
    8. 1000 signatures in 1 day....Thank-you!

      MARY-ANN HOLM
      Petition Organizer

      I have made a preliminary contact with Discovery Communications to make them aware of the petition and how fast the signatures are coming in. I have requested direct contact information for the CEO David Zaslav. I will await a response and then determine at what point I present the petition. I want to ensure the many excellent comments all you supporters have made get seen as well. For now lets shoot for 5000 signers. Thank-you everyone for sharing and commenting!

    9. Reached 2,500 signatures
    10. Thank you everyone, we have surpassed the goal of 1000. Lets shoot for 1500

      MARY-ANN HOLM
      Petition Organizer

      Signatures have been coming in quickly so I am going to wait until I have 1500 or even 2000 signatures before I present my petition to Discovery. Remember to share with your friends and groups. Thank-you everyone!

    11. Reached 1,000 signatures
    12. Thank-you everyone for signing. Please keep sharing!

      MARY-ANN HOLM
      Petition Organizer

      Almost 400 signatures in a couple of days. Thank-you for signing and your comments. Please remember to keep sharing this petition on your wall and in any groups you belong to. Lets show this scum that his behaviour has consequences! Boycott Discovery!

    13. We have 292 signatures on the petition!!!

      MARY-ANN HOLM
      Petition Organizer

      We have almost reached 300 signatures. My goal is 1000 before I send it to Discovery Communications. Please keep signing and sharing. Thank so much!!!

    14. Reached 250 signatures
    15. Please sign and share my petition

      MARY-ANN HOLM
      Petition Organizer

      Ted Nugent has no place on television. He is an admitted pedophile, has threatened the POTUS, has been convicted of poaching, is a draft dodger and participates in and promotes canned hunting. Let Discovery Channel know how you feel. I have reached 104 signatures already but I need many more. Please sign if you haven't already and share as often as you can. Thank-you!

    16. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Marcie Potate DOUGLASVILLE, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      recent tradey

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    • Gregory Stump LEXINGTON, KY
      • almost 2 years ago

      "Gun Country" on the Discovery Channel? This is grotesque blight on your reputation. Any channel that implicitly endorses Nugent's despicable rhetoric richly deserves a massive boycott.

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    • Morgan Wong MAYERTHORPE, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Ted Nugent is not only a cruel, mean misogynist, he has threatened the POTUS. Why would you give this nut a platform for his archaic ideas. I will be boycotting all of your channels if his show is not cancelled.

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    • Enshane' Nomoto YELLOW SPRINGS, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'll watch if he gets shot at the end.

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    • Judy Gregory TUJUNGA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Ted Nugent is too controversial of a wing nut to have a show on your channel! Do not give this crazy man a platform to glorify guns and killing.

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