Filipino company petitions NBC to cancel new show about a mail-order

Filipino company petitions NBC to cancel new show about a mail-order

Experts state ‘Mail Order Family’ makes light of human being trafficking.

Early in the day this week, NBC announced that they had purchased and had been developing a sitcom called Mail Order Family, which Deadline defines as a show that “follows a widowed father that is single orders a mail-order bride through the Philippines to simply help raise their two preteen daughters.” Unsurprisingly, there is certainly a petition calling for the show’s termination.

Mail Order Family was made in component by Jackie Clarke, a writer-producer for Superstore, plus the show is apparently according to Clarke’s household. But Gabriela United States Of America, a business fighting when it comes to “liberation of all of the oppressed Filipino ladies,” say in its petition that the show will probably perpetuate harmful stereotypes, and makes light for the ongoing dilemma of human being trafficking into the Philippines.

“The mail purchase bride industry when you look at the Philippines is rooted in historic U.S. colonial career of this Philippines, feudal-patriarchal view of Filipinas, and current neo-colonial financial policies which have impoverished the Filipino people,” it checks out.

“The reason Filipina females are desired is really because they truly are viewed as subservient and domesticated. This is certainly rooted when you look at the reputation for U.S. and Philippine relations where Filipino women were subjugated and useful for intercourse slavery, financial obligation bondage, and domestic servitude.”

Folks are also calling down NBC utilizing the hashtags #CancelMailOrderFamily and #FilipinasNot4Sale.

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