Petition update

Victory!

Tom Zephyr
London, ENG, United Kingdom

Nov 10, 2014 — Well done us: 68,000 signatures and tons of media coverage in 4 days!

ITV has publicly stated that the TV show "Dapper Laughs: On The Pull" will not be aired for a second season.

They also seem to have taken Series 1 down from their website! This is an incredible result and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your passionate support.

Hey, I've got a joke for Dapper Laughs/ITV & co:

How many feminists does it take to force a major tv station to cancel a popular misogynistic show?

Enough said...

ITV's statement is either funny or tragic, depending on how you look at it:

An ITV spokesperson said: "We have given careful thought to the recent criticism of the character Dapper Laughs, which has focused on his activities outside of the ITV2 programme, whose content was carefully considered and complied. We have taken the decision that we will not be considering this show for a second series."

It is disappointing, to say the least, that ITV's spokesperson shifted the blame entirely onto the "character" Dapper Laughs and his activities *outside* of the ITV2 programme. Incredibly, ITV seems to think that a) Dapper Laughs is just a "character" and that he (real name Daniel O'Reilly) is a misunderstood comedian rather than an activist of misogyny, and b) that they did a great job in "carefully considering" the content they put on our screens. No word about how ITV breached its own social policy by putting Dapper Laughs on air in the first place! Rather than fight this further however I have taken the advice of far more experienced campaigners than myself: pigs will (probably) fly before the Chief Exec of ITV publicly apologises for wilfully promoting sexist propaganda. Far better for us to get on board with the numerous other worthy petitions and organizations out there, many of which helped achieve #canceldapper's astonishing success.

Let this be counted as another victory for the movement on the way to genuine equality.

Thanks,

Tom


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