Thumbs down to PBS’ decision to fire Melanie Martinez over some old satirical commercials. The spots were obviously spoofs and had nothing to do with Melanie’s role as a children’s show host. Preschoolers aren’t exactly scouring YouTube for videos. Given the fact that George Carlin has hosted a PBS children’s show in the past, Melanie’s firing seems pointless and hypocritical. My guess is that PBS will lose a lot of viewers over this. I certainly won’t be watching The Goodnight Show without Melanie.
If you’re of the same mind (and really, it’s a good mind), you should do the same. Let PBS know what a mistake it was to fire Melanie over some old videos.
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