ABC cancels 'Alice in Arabia' after complaints it stereotypes Arabs

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles, which had been campaigning to have the show cancelled, welcomed ABC's decision.

ABC cancels 'Alice in Arabia' after complaints it stereotypes Arabs

World Bulletin / News Desk

US television channel ABC has announced that it is cancelling a controversial drama called 'Alice in Arabia' after complaints that it played off stereotypes of Arabs.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles, which had been campaigning to have the show cancelled, welcomed ABC's decision.

"We welcome ABC Family channel’s decision to respond to community concerns by canceling plans for a program that had the potential to promote ethnic and religious stereotyping," CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush said on Saturday.

“We thank all those who voiced their concerns on this issue, and particular thanks go to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Muslim Public Affairs Council,” he added.

The show, whşch was due to be aired on ABC Family, told the story of an American girl who was kidnapped by her extended family and tkane to Saudi Arabia.

Last Mod: 24 Mart 2014, 15:07
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