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Glaad And HRC Urge To ABC Not To Air Upcoming Cross-Dressing Comedy “Work It”

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Human Rights Campaign have ratcheted up their campaign against the upcoming ABC comedy “Work It” which features two men who cross-dress to get jobs at a company that is looking for female employees.

LA Times reports:

Two gay rights groups are asking ABC to call a halt to a new sitcom, ?Work It,? that features two manly men who dress in drag to land jobs as women.

The first promotions for the show, scheduled to launch Jan. 3, caught the attention of the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Those print ads have a backside view of the two characters in women?s business suits, pantyhose and heels, standing at a urinal with the caption, ?They won?t take unemployment sitting down.?

As of Tuesday, ABC executives had no comment on the flap. The network plans to launch the series Jan. 3 as part of its midseason lineup, with another episode scheduled for Jan. 10, a spokeswoman said.

Network execs do plan to meet with reps from both nonprofit organizations, according to Matt Kane, GLAAD?s associate director of entertainment media.

?We?re in communication with ABC, and we?re setting up a meeting,? Kane said. ?We don?t know their response yet to our request (to kill the show).?

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