Fans of Discovery’s “MythBusters” remain uneasy with the show’s firing of three of its stars, which has sparked a petition to bring them back. In particular, the initiative calls the loss of female MythBuster Kari Byron “a huge step backward for Discovery.”
The petition, which had drawn more than 36,000 signatures as of Monday morning, notes that Byron “inspired a generation of girls and showed them that they, too, had a place in the traditionally male-dominated world of science.” The petition adds that it was “disappointing to see Grant [Imahara], the sole person of color on the show, dropped as well.”
As previously reported, the show dropped Byron, Imahara and Tory Belleci last month, with Byron tweeting that the show had decided to take a new direction.
Still, Discovery sought to reassure viewers by saying that it is looking “for other projects where we can work with them,” according to EW.com’s Inside TV.