ABC has cancelled the sitcom: “Work It.” Though they might believe that this will make the protest STOP, they are WRONG. The Boricua For A Positive Image, the founding group of community, labor and religious leaders that have been protesting the insulting comment, “I’m Puerto Rican I would be great at selling drugs,” stated that their protest against ABC that began over two weeks ago would continue.
“We never asked for the show to be cancelled, our demands are simple: 1. A public apology and 2. A meeting to make sure that this does not happen again,” stated Mr.Lucky Rivera the group’s co-founder. He continued, “We don’t want to be here again next year, or sometime in the future because the problem has never been addressed by cancelling the show.”
Mr. Julio Pabón, the groups other co-founder stated, “The fact that ABC has not had the professional courtesy to respond to any of our communities concern is adding insult to injury,”. He added, “ABC – Network’s cancellation of the sitcom “Work It” is not enough for a community that is tired of being insulted.”
The group is adamant about an apology and meeting and has continued to organize for another demonstration this Thursday, January 19th, 2012 from 5:30PM to 6:30 PM sharp.
Other actions planned by the group are reaching out to other Puerto Rican organizations to also issue a statement. Reaching out to those elected officials who have yet to issue a statement and the organization is studying the possibility of a boycott of Disney who is the parent company of ABC.