Nat Geo’s "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?" reality competition series is coming under fire from the activist group GLAAD, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker.
GLAAD is angered that Nat Geo is moving ahead with the show and isn’t criticizing the Boy Scouts of America, which has policies that forbid gay leaders and members.
"That National Geographic would brush aside countless gay teens suffering at the hands of the BSA, shrugging off injustice as just another ‘point of view,’ is irresponsible. By airing this program, National Geographic is providing support and publicity to an organization that harms young people simply because of who they are," GLAAD President Herndon Graddick wrote, according to the story.
A Nat Geo representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, the piece adds.