Women and People of Color Deserve Better on Heroes sign now

We, the undersigned, agree that Heroes is a sub par show. This is because of the laziness and ignorance shown in developing women and characters of color, by the show's writers.

We would like to be fans of this show. Many of us were, but we will no longer watch nor buy products that advertise on Heroes as long the writers refuse to put effort into creating multi-faceted, strong, intelligent, thriving, characters, who are not white men.

It is inexcusable that arguably, your most popular character, Hiro remains restrained by the old asexual Asian male stereotype.
It is inexcusable that even in fuedal Japan, which historically was closed to ALL westerners at the time, a white male must be present.
It is inexcusable that "The Haitian" has been reduced to a nationality and a power and nothing else.
It is inexcusable that Claire, clearly a girl capable of thought, would take up with a stalker and consult him for every decision she makes, instead of making one on her own.
It is inexcusable that so many potentially, interesting, female characters, have been killed in such flippant ways.

The latest victim, Candace, was not even given the dignity of having her face shown. Her obesity was more important than the audience indentifying with her, as a person.

As long as early 20th century attitudes persist in this, a 21st century show, we will neither watch, nor support the products advertised on the show.

We, the undersigned suggest the writers of Heroes consult with Joss Whedon and/or his writing staff to learn how to write capable women and people of color.

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Lenora ArnoldBy:
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