Writer Says 'Law & Order' Should Be Canceled Because of Its Positive Portrayal of Cops | 22 Words

As the Black Lives Matter protests continue, more and more scrutiny is being put on the media we consume - more specifically, television.

The latest show to come under fire is Law & Order, and let's just say, reactions have been strong. Keep scrolling to take a look for yourself...

The future of several cop-oriented TV shows has come into question in recent weeks.

And the latest to be scrutinized is Law & Order.  But let's start from the beginning...

On May 25th, George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...

Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back until he died. Passers-by filmed the horrifying event and the footage very quickly went viral on social media.

This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...

But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.

Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...

And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

Police officers have been forced to resort to violence in order to maintain the riots...

And this has only fueled the nation's anger further.

Tensions surrounding our police force are continuing to escalate.

Police racism has been casually happening across our country for centuries, and it needs to end now.

It's an unbelievably difficult time...

And it's hard to distinguish the good police officers from the bad.

It seems that the police will never be viewed in the same way again...

And now, people are calling several TV shows into question due to their portrayal of police officers.

First off we had Cops...

Paramount Network made the decision to cancel the show, which was heading into its 33rd season last week.

The original decision to halt production on the show was spurred on by the protests against police brutality.

Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return," a network spokesperson said.

The cancelation of Cops was only the beginning...

Popular children's cartoon, Paw Patrol, also came under fire last week.

Nickelodeon's Paw Patrol is a very popular show...

It follows a boy named Ryder and a team of 6 playful rescue dogs who use their individual talents to protect the seaside town of Adventure Bay - including a police officer, a firefighter, and a construction worker.

It all started with this tweet...

Paw Patrol issued a statement to their followers explaining how they will be temporarily muting their content to mark the Black Lives Matter movement.

Even though many praised the production for making this decision...

So many Twitter users began slamming the show for "encouraging kids into thinking law enforcement is a noble profession."

Even the characters' names were criticized...

Apparently, the name "Chase" represents people who have been attacked by police dogs in a very tone-deaf way. Okay then...

Many viewers came forward and expressed how Chase's character made them "uncomfortable."

Who'd have thought an animated puppy would make an adult uncomfortable? However, as of now, it doesn't look like the future of the show is hanging in the balance, and the team is yet to respond to the online backlash.

The latest show to land itself in hot water is no other than Law & Order.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the Dukes of Hazzard, are 2 hugely popular TV shows, and the latest to be drawn into controversy amid police brutality protests.

Rolling Stone writer EJ Dickson wrote in a story published by the magazine on Friday that the show should be canceled.

Why? Because of Olivia Benson's "quintessential Good Cop character."

Here's what she had to say in the article, titled "Olivia Benson: The Law and Order: SVU Protagonist Should Be Canceled."

She claimed Benson is "the embodiment of all of the qualities we wish law enforcement figures would have: she's tough but fair, vulnerable yet steely-eyed, displaying constant compassion for survivors and providing no quarter to abusers."

She continued:

"She always fights for and believes victims, a marked contrast to real-life law enforcement officials, whose record on convicting sexual offenders is abysmal."

She went on to say that Benson is not the type of cop to change.

"Not fundamentally, because nobody wants Olivia Benson to change. We're probably not going to see her making an effort to hire more police officers of color. We're probably not going to see George Floyd incorporated into plotlines in anything but a cursory, ripped-from-the-headlines way."

Although, her remarks didn't go down too well with fans of the show.

People took to Twitter to express their anger.

Several brought up so-called cancel culture.

It seems fans want this show to be left alone.

Many raised this point.

Reactions were strong, to say the least.

Of course, some fans acknowledged that corruption in the police force isn't represented in the show.

But that the character paved the way for other women to speak out. What do you think? Do you believe the show should be canceled? For more like this, scroll on to watch incredible footage that has emerged of the moment a Black Lives Matter protester carried an injured white, counter-protester on his shoulders to safety. It's now been called the most powerful picture of our time...