One of America’s favorite background trash-reality TV shows, “Cops” has officially been arrested by the mob of cancel culture.
“Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a Paramount spokesperson told Deadline.
Cops premiered on Fox in 1989 and ran for 25 seasons before the first time the show was taken off air. Spike TV, according to Deadline, brought the show back to life in 2013 and ordered new episodes before rebranding into the Paramount Network in 2018.
The 33rd season of Cops was supposed to air Monday but has been stripped from the network entirely throughout the month of June as widespread protests over American policing grip the nation.
Opponents of the program alleged it offered a racist portrayal of black Americans.
“This is the right move and I want to give Paramount credit for being one of the first,” Executive Director of Color of Change Rashad Robinson who runs the progressive non-profit told the New York Times. “We want to see more.”
Now, left-wing activists have called for communities to “defund the police” as the latest policy proposal adopted by Black Lives Matter in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis police custody.
While some Democrats and media elites claim “defund the police” doesn’t actually mean defunding the police, the Minneapolis City Council announced Sunday it had a veto-proof majority to dismantle its law enforcement units tasked with protecting nearly half a million residents.