Netflix Pulls The Plug On Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj's Show Cancelled At Netflix
Netflix, the world's largest video streaming platform, has decided to pull the plug on Hasan Minhaj's critically acclaimed show 'Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj'. Hasan Minhaj is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host.
Hasan Minhaj has made a name for himself with his Netflix show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, for which he has won two Peabody Awards and two Webby Awards.
Hasan Minhaj is very popular among diaspora Indians and Pakistanis and he has also managed to attain millions of fans through his comedic satire through his show on Netflix. Many people relate to the show's topics and hold Hasan Minhaj in high regard for touching upon many sensitive topics that are not picked up by the mainstream media.
Now, after a run of 39 episodes and six seasons, Netflix has decided to cancel the weekly political talk show hosted by Hasan. Netflix did not reveal why it had made such a decision for the only talk show on the platform to have won an Emmy Award.
Hasan Minhaj took to Twitter and thanked the crew and everyone involved with the show for making it come to light. He said:
"What a run. @patriotact has come to an end. I got to work with the best writers, producers, researchers, and animators in the game. My 2 babies were born and grew up with the show. TY to @Netflix and everyone who watched. Now it’s time to return these screens to Best Buy."
What a run. @patriotact has come to an end. I got to work with the best writers, producers, researchers, and animators in the game. My 2 babies were born and grew up with the show. TY to @Netflix and everyone who watched. Now it’s time to return these screens to Best Buy ???? pic.twitter.com/4s4TrsKWe6— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) August 18, 2020
The show had a good following from white Americans as well. Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj aimed to "explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity." Hasan selected the trending socio-political topic of the day and discussed it in detail giving it a satirical spin. Fans are not happy about the cancellation.
hasan minhaj is the only south asian comedian i have ever watched who never ever did a fake accent when imitating his parents. that’s just one example of how he stands out from everyone else and makes his jokes FOR our community, not about. no one does it like him????— myesha thee stallion (@myeshachou) August 18, 2020
netflix canceling patriot act is not just an indication of the fact that they don’t want to center voices of color, but instead (i think) an indication of the fact that hasan minhaj and team took risks and made people uncomfortable—and that was too much for netflix.— ry • 小雷 (@time2ryot) August 18, 2020
This is a devastating loss, @netflix. What are you thinking?! @hasanminhaj’s @patriotact is more than a comedy show. It’s a fucking public service—incredibly watchable, hugely informative. This would be unacceptable even in normal times. https://t.co/A4ysgqIK21— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) August 18, 2020
Hasan Minhaj came to prominence for his work on The Daily Show as its senior correspondent from 2014 to 2018. We wish him continued success in all his future endeavors.