CAPAC Chairwoman Judy Chu Disappointed by Lowe’s Decision to Pull Advertising from TLC’s “All-American Muslim”

Dec 12, 2011

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement in response to a decision by Lowe’s Home Improvement to pull advertising from TLC’s new reality show, “All-American Muslim.” The decision was made after a Florida-based conservative advocacy group accused the show, which chronicles the lives of American Muslim families in a Detroit suburb, as “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”

Rep. Judy Chu, CAPAC Chair:

“I am deeply disappointed that Lowe’s Home Improvement considers a reality show about peaceful American families a ‘lighting rod’ for ‘strong political and societal views.’ “All-American Muslim” is the type of programming that we should encourage because it shows how rich and diverse American life really is. Lowe’s should understand that their customers come from all walks of life and a wide range of cultural backgrounds. As a corporate citizen, they should not condone the false and misguided narrative that Muslim-Americans are a threat to our country.  To question the motives and patriotism of an entire group of Americans based solely on their religious beliefs is unfair, unjustified and un-American.”

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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently Chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.