This week’s blog post is about that god-awful The Spew/Chew on Disney’s yucky network, ABC. You’ll find links below to take you to sites that go deeper into the issues I discuss. And more importantly you’ll find ones to contact TPTB to tell them how you feel and speed up the return of AMC and OLTL.
Did you know that Mario Batali, co-host of The Chew, has lawsuits pending against him? Well, it’s true! One lawsuit alleges he steals tips from his employees. A neighbor complained about a very foul odor coming from one of his restaurants and is suing him. And another woman alleges that Mr. Batali made sexual gestures in her direction, groped her, and rubbed up against her. She filed a sexual harassment suit against him. The question that the Editor-in-Chief of letstalkaboutsoaps.com, Akbi Khan, asked, was this: how can a network that touts itself as “family-oriented,” like Disney/ABC employ a person who is accused of cheating people, abusing a neighbor, and bullying and sexually harassing woman? [Editor’s Note: two of the three lawsuits mentioned above have been settled as of this writing].
Answer: it’s because Disney/ABC lacks morals or ethics themselves. They’re greedy and cheap. They cancelled our soaps for that trash they have on now, because it’s cheaper to produce. They say we viewers don’t want drama in the afternoon, which was and still is a lie!
Did I mention they don’t know what they’re doing from a business standpoint either? The Spew has to go! Down with The Chew! After reading the above linked articles and almost puking in disgust, I am certain more than ever that AMC and OLTL have to return to their rightful timeslots. I hope you all STAND WITH US AGAINST THE CHEW! THIS SHOW HAS TO GO! How in the world can anyone watch junk like this? Especially knowing the background of one of the hosts, Batali!
FABLife kicked the bucket and so will The Spew/Chew! Continue to boycott Disney/ABC until they return our soaps. The next hearing in the Disney/ABC vs. Prospect Park lawsuit is in May, and it’s outcome will hopefully go a long way in ABC’s deciding what to do with our soaps.
Disney/ABC is living in a fantasy, a bubble, thinking they’re fooling us, as if we’ll just watch whatever they put on. They don’t know that they can’t and aren’t fooling us at all!! Eventually that bubble is going to burst as our boycott hurts their bottom line more and more. And I feel it’s just about there at its breaking point! Something tells me that they might have something in the works before May arrives.
So, TV-viewing Americans, are you with us on destroying The Chew and still fighting for the return of our soaps? If so, stand with us and together we will win this fight to restore Love In The Afternoon next to General Hospital! Who do you want to see in daytime: someone accused of tip skimming and sexual harassment (Batali), a gang of dullards spouting unsolicited advice (the cast of The Chew), OR the glorious and inspiring Queen of Daytime and her stellar cast mates (Erica Kane, America’s sweetheart, and the actors on All My Children) and a family that had been a part of our lives for 45 years (the cast of One Life to Live)? Let Disney/ABC know! Email Disney and ABC. Let Ben Sherwood, head of ABC Daytime, know how you feel on Facebook and Twitter (@bensherwood).
Thank you, from die-hard, hardcore soap fan, Toure Cannon.
By Toure Cannon
Edited by Akbi Khan