TLC is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Communications
TLC is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Communications
End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars.
Update: The Duggars have thrown massive amounts of money to repeal this law so business owners and land lords can evict and fire people solely over gender idenity and sexual orientation! They need to be taken off the air! Michelle Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting is warning Fayetteville residents that transgender people are child predators and that the law will somehow protect that predatory behavior. Her recorded robocall says: "Hello, this is Michelle Duggar. I’m calling to inform you of some shocking news that would affect the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children." "The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes I said men – to use womens and girls restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only. I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls. " Duggar words reek of ignroance and fear mongering. Just because someone is transgendered doesn't mean they are a child predator or a rapist. The claim that this ordinance would provide predators with access to women's restrooms in order to assault or leer at girls or women is nothing more than fear-mongering and spreading ignornace and hatred. Transgender people — who are far more likely to be the victims of harassment and violence if forced to use a bathroom that is inconsistent with their gender identity or expression— deserve to have the ability to use the bathroom in peace and safety. Josh Duggar has also taken a position at the so called "Family Research Council". The Family Research Center is such a hate-filled, anti-gay organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010 labeled it a “hate group” for its “dissemination of false and demonizing propaganda about gays and lesbians.” The Learning Channel & Discovery Networks need to seperate themselves from this bigotry and put an end to the Duggar's show.
TLC should remove Big Ed from their channel
"Big Ed" has been adopted by TLC as their supposed break out star from their latest season of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. Sharp Media has taken him under their wing and promoted him and pushed him into the limelight.. He has been accused of many things including sexual assault and displays questionable online behavior. I will outline these allegations and considerations: A woman has come forward and alleged that she used to work with Big Ed. She also alleged that for 9 months, she was sexually harassed and assaulted by Ed while they worked together. She had to sign an NDA and admits she's been in therapy for years to get over it. He consistently chooses young girls to be on his Lives. His preference for inappropriately young women is also seen when he tells Rose he is old enough to be her dad. His trip on his season of Before the 90 Days was clearly sex tourism and to spin it as a love story promotes disgusting, predatory behavior that is a systemic global problem, especially in poverty-stricken Asian countries with very young women. The way he treated Rose on the show was degrading and misogynistic. For a channel that has such a large female following to champion a man who treats women like that, is ignorant and rude about her culture, living situation, and health seems counterintuitive. It seems unfathomable that advertisers such as those tagged in this petition would agree with and support the promotion of someone who sexually assaults, preys, and demeans women and bullies people online. Sources: https://screenrant.com/90-day-fiance-big-ed-tim-lisa-david-calling-out-creepy/ https://us.blastingnews.com/showbiz-tv/2020/04/90-day-fiance-big-eds-in-trouble-could-be-arrested-soon-over-alleged-harassment-003126145.html https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/90-day-fiances-big-ed-told-rose-he-was-old-enough-to-be-her-dad/ https://theblast.com/c/90-day-fianc%C3%A9-big-ed-rosemarie-trashes-him-liar-who-used-her-for-fame-instagram
Delete all Duggar Shows
The Duggar family should no longer have a platform. TW Josh Duggar molested his sisters and as of April 29, 2021 he has been arrested (by federal authorities) for child pornography. This family should no longer be allowed to collect money from streaming services and television series. Enough is enough. Too many people have been harmed. There have been a lot of questions and comments as to why the entire family should be removed instead of just Jim Bob, Michelle, and Anna. I want to address that. I do want to start by saying that my heart does go out to the siblings who were abused by their brother, I know they are victims, but they use their television platform to share their extreme fundamentalist beliefs which have led to this. As far as income, the money made by the show goes directly to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, not to their children. There are many other platforms the older siblings can use to share their stories and life to make a living. And lastly, TLC has a terrible record with shows like this and production has been found to be extremely toxic on many occasions. Thank you for signing and sharing.
Publicly apologize to the transgendered community.
On June 11th, 2012 - TLC aired an episode of their hit show "Cake Boss". The episode was named, "Bar Mitzvah, Beads & Oh Baby!" featuring special guest, Carmen Carrera. Carmen is best known from the show "RuPaul's Drag Race" on Logo and has since become an activist for the Transgendered community (shortly announcing her transition after a special episode of "What Would You Do?" on ABC). In the "What Would You Do" episode, Carmen speaks out about transgendered people and the struggles they encounter on a daily basis. She is also appearing at the San Fransisco Pride Parade as the Grand Marshall due to her work as an activist for the LGBT community. The plot of the episode was to use Carmen to lure one of the bakery's employees to flirt with her as a prank. Before filming, Carmen educated producers on what terms to use and what phrases would not be offensive, i.e. "Carmen was BORN male" or "Carmen is a transgendered woman". Producers AGREED to respect her wishes, however, when the show aired it was a blatant "THAT'S A MAN" moment - very reminiscent of (trashy) shows like Jerry Springer or Maury. Carmen's intent was to promote acceptance of trans women and make it ok to flirt or be attracted to someone who has changed his/her gender. This type of ignorance should not be allowed. There are people around the world who kill themselves because of gender identity disorder. There are people who are bullied, tormented and feel indifferent every single day. This episode brought Carmen Carrera to tears because she does NOT want any part of a program that promotes such ignorance and miseducation. Please, fight for the rights and the RESPECT of PEOPLE. Not just the trans community but for everyone, equally.
Make Pool Fences the Norm in Home Renovation TV Shows to Help End Childhood Drowning
Dear HGTV, TLC, and National Association of Realtors, I witnessed a child drown. It was fast, it was silent, and we never imagined it would happen. By the time we realized what was unfolding, it was too late. I have since thrust myself into the drowning prevention world, surrounded mostly by bereaved families who are forced to relive their nightmare daily. The harsh truth is tragedy-stricken families have been doing this work for decades and yet, I never knew the intensity of the risk until a child drowned in front of me. We need to change our culture, and we won’t be able to with the same platform that continues to fail the nearly 1,000 kids who drown each year in the United States. Half of these children are less than 5 years old and most commonly drowning in pools when they were in the house and not expected to be near water. A toddler can drown in 30 seconds and never be revived. Drowning is the number 1 reason a healthy child will die before they reach kindergarten, and we need your help. Reality TV shows have fundamentally changed how our culture approaches home buying and home renovating. HGTV alone has over 95 million viewers. Homes across America now feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and even shiplap, trends all stemming from TV influencers. I can’t help but wonder, “What would happen if self-latching pool fences were the new trend?” How many families would be spared the grief of finding their child submerged, lifeless in the water? I recognize it is not intentional neglect on the part of any major networks or realtors, but the systematic oversight of pool fences in home sales and renovations is irresponsible. A four-sided fence separating a pool from the house and yard can reduce the risk of drowning by 83%. Here is what we beg of you: Make pool fences a non-negotiable in the budget for any homeowner. Kids drown in their neighbor’s pools too. Every time a family with young children purchases a home with a pool, consider sharing this PSA from the American Academy of Pediatrics featuring my friend, Nicole Hughes, who bravely faces the world to fight for other people’s children after losing her own son, Levi, to a pool with no fence. (They also have a 15 second version available). Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4 and #2 for 5-14. You have a platform to reach millions and a responsibility to prevent these tragic deaths for generations. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Halle Quezada, mom, teacher, and witness to tragedy with support from her friends at Parents Preventing Childhood Drowning: Nicole Hughes, Levi's MomJenny Bennet, Jackson's Mom (pictured)Keri Evans Morrison, Jake's MomJennifer Witmer, Zane's MomSophia Brizeus, Soraya's MomKristina Andrews, Kourtney's MomDeonesia Grays, Bria's MomHeather Spurlock, Steven's MomCarmen Glasser, Co-Founder of NonProfit Swim Safe ForeverLiz Huber, Founder of the CAST Water Safety FoundationTina Whitehead Baron, Swim Instructor and Owner Little Otter Swim AcademyKasey Newlon, ISR Swim InstructorLisa Adams Bolin, ISR Swim InstructorKaren Tillis Faust, ISR Swim InstructorTracy Wheeler, ISR Swim InstructorLauren A Wilt, ISR Swim InstructorBeverly Sack, ISR Swim Instructor Ellen Rome, MD, MPH, FAAPHead, Center for Adolescent MedicineCleveland Clinic Children’s HospitalReference:https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Pool-Dangers-Drowning-Prevention-When-Not-Swimming-Time.aspxNot a single pool fence installed, several removed, even in homes with swing-sets: https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/outdoor-remodel/before-and-after-swimming-pool-transformations-pictures
Renew "1000lb Sisters" on TLC for Seasons 3 & 4
There's an overwhelmingly huge fan base for Amy & Tammy Slaton on "1000lb Sisters" and we want to secure seasons 3 & 4 to be renewed ASAP. We also would like to see a bigger budget for the show. This is a lot of people's favorite show on television and we are concerned about renewal.
Remove Geoffrey Paschel from TLC shows
Geoffrey Paschel is on the currently airing TLC show "90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 days". This petition is to remove him from the show and have him appear on no further shows due to current allegations and criminal charges made against him. We would also like to make advertisers aware of what they are supporting, and hope to see that your companies will not stand for promoting such atrocities as these. He has been accused of kidnapping, abuse, rape, child endangerment, dealing drugs, felony larceny, theft and battery. He is barred from ever entering Canada. I have included more details below. 1. Alleged child engagement and abuse. He has been accused of abusing his boys physically and using his children as drug mules. During the time he was convicted of dealing opiates he was accused of bringing his children along to his drug deals. 2. He has been accused of abusing his ex girlfriend including a violent attack in which he dragged her bloody by her hair across the wood floors of their home, slammed her head into the walls, gave her a concussion and disabled her cell phone so she was unable to call the police. She said she escaped to a neighbor's house to dial 911. The blood stains on the furniature and around the house support her claims. 3. While under arrest for his abuse he was convicted for causing severe police property damage to a police car and kicking the car with his foot repeatedly. 4. Allegedly he abused his pregnant ex wife and locked her in a hotel room in Costa Rica without food or water. She claimed she was forced to deliver her baby alone in that hotel room. It is speculated that he might have been doing drug deals at the time, but not confirmed. 5. He has a total of four ex wives and three of them have accused him of rape. Sources: https://arrestfacts.com/Geoffrey-Paschel-5l5G21 https://www.blaneysappeals.com/2017/12/09/ontario-court-of-appeal-summaries-december-4-december-8-2017/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2020/01/geoffrey-paschel-upcoming-90-day-fiance-star-accused-of-abuse-ra/amp/ https://www.celebuzz.com/g/90-day-fiance-star-using-child-to-sell/ https://starcasm.net/before-90-days-geoffrey-paschel-criminal-history-timeline/
BAN ANGELA FROM TLC
Angela Deem is the epitome of an abusive partner. Dangling citizenship over the head of her much younger fiance and forcing him to cater to her whims and follow her rules--for example, prohibiting him from working due to her jealousy--she continuously abuses him before the public eye. Partner abuse is never acceptable. If these behaviors were happening to a woman, there would absolutely be an uproar as they are completely outrageous and harmful. TLC should be ashamed to be broadcasting this at all, let alone without any intervention or acknowledgment of the abuse. TLC is promoting and giving a platform for financial, emotional, and physical partner abuse by continuing to give Angela airtime. Take Angela off the air immediately and acknowledge the harm and damage she has caused to the psyche and well-being of a young man eager to find love and get to America. A donation to a domestic violence organization or immigrant rights group would be very meaningful as well.
DEMAND TLC FIRE LISA HAMME FOR RACIST SLUR USAGE
Past cast members have been terminated for homophobic slurs, and the same standards should apply for when racist slurs are used. TLC should not employ these people regardless of how much attention they get. To keep her shows they condone it, and have selective preferences. She has been documented saying the slur, and admitted it on social media. THIS IS NOT OKAY. Make the right choice TLC.
Bring back Tarik and Dean on Pillowtalk!
No Tarik and Dean? No Pillow Talk. Quite frankly, it's already ludicrous that you make us sit through an entire episode of Unpolished before you air Pillow Talk. And if that wasn't enough, now you've removed the cornerstones, the anchors, nay, the FOUNDATION of the program in Tarik and Dean. The only thing that keeps us hanging on until 11 p.m. is the promise of seeing those two. We the people and loyal fans of 90 Day Fiance and Pillow Talk, DEMAND that you bring back Tarik and Dean. Pillow Talk just isn't the same without them. (And you better not do anything with Annie and David either)