A reality show that ignited a nationwide controversy has been canceled by its cable network, the Detroit Free Press reports. The show is TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” which won’t be back for season two.
TLC reportedly told cast members that ratings for the show were too low to continue it. However, some cast members were skeptical about that claim, the story reports.
The report notes: “The show came under fire from anti-Muslim bloggers who called for a boycott of advertisers on the show. The department store Lowe’s pulled ads from [the show] after reportedly hearing of complaints from conservative Christians and Jews who were upset that that show did not portray Muslim-Americans as extremists. Lowe’s said in December it pulled the ads after hearing negative complaints.”
As the controversy raged back in December, other advertisers also objected to the show, as previously reported.
The show focuses on Arab-American Muslims living in the Dearborn, Mich., area as the go about their everyday lives. Dearborn reportedly has the highest concentration of Muslims in the nation.
The show was said to be the first in the U.S. to focus on Muslim-Americans.