VIDEO of Boricuas for a Positive Image ABC Demonstration: January 19, 2012

Jan 20, 2012
12:33 AM

More than 200 people demonstrated again at ABC's headquarters in NYC on Thursday night to demand that ABC apologize for airing the now-canceled show "Work It" and meet with the organizers of the Boricuas for a Positive image group. 

Here is a video of Thursday's demonstration. Photos by Rebecca Beard. Music by Mercedes Sosa.

“We never asked for the show to be canceled, 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 group's 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 cancelation of the sitcom “Work It” is not enough for a community that is tired of being insulted.”

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.