Florida Conservatives Target 'Pretty Little Liars' for Lesbian Content
The Florida Family Association (FFA), a conservative organization led by David Caton, is taking aim at another television show’s advertisers. The FFA is targeting “Pretty Little Liars” on the ABC Family Channel and encouraging its members and supporters to write to sponsors, encouraging them to pull their support.
“McDonald's and Chrysler are leading advertisers on [the] lesbian TV show watched mostly by girls under 18,” noted the FFA on Tuesday. “Unlike any other show on unrestricted advertiser-supported television networks, the majority of the primary cast on 'Pretty Little Liars' are lesbians. The series has grown from one lesbian lead character to three.
“The majority of the viewers of 'Pretty Little Liars' lesbian show are children. More than half or 1.3 million of the 2.5 million female viewers are children -- girls between the ages of 12 and 18 according to cable reports on Deadline.com. This report does not include girls younger than 12, but certainly they are also watching by the tens of thousands,” continued the FFA. “ABC using salacious and glamorizing scenes portraying young, pretty women as lesbians sends the wrong message to these young girls, a message that reinforces and legitimizes this homosexual lifestyle in a manner that could affect these young girls’ sexual identity for a lifetime.”