My Husband's Not Gay, TLC's upcoming reality show on same sex attraction has sparked a major controversy after LGBT communities have come forward to file a petition to cancel the show.
The controversial concept of the upcoming programme has appalled many and the internet is flooded with appeals for the show's cancellation even before it debuts during primetime TLC.
It has also been tagged as unacceptable and dangerous for gay people's interest.
"This show is downright irresponsible. No one can change who they love, and, more importantly, no one should have to," Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, said to The Wrap. "By investing in this dangerous programming, TLC is putting countless young LGBT people in harm's way."
Change.org meanwhile filed a petition to cancel the TLC reality show and said the programme "promotes the false and dangerous idea that gay people can and should choose to be straight in order to be part of their faith communities."
TLC's forthcoming TV special follows four married men living in Salt Lake City, Utah, who don't identify themselves as homosexual, despite being attracted to men.
In the trailer, the married men can be seen discussing their sexuality issues which they can overcome through faith in God.
However, the men do not refer to themselves as gay or homosexual and keep on mentioning that they have 'same-sex attraction.'
Here are some reactions taken from Twitter.
— The NewZ (@TheUsNewz) January 7, 2015
— Fred Kwint (@FredKwint) January 7, 2015
What should one have to watch forever in Hell:The Kardashians or My Husband's Not Gay? "Neither" is not an acceptable answer. MUAHAHAHA!! — stoulon (@SimoneToulon) January 7, 2015
GLAAD calls TLC 'My Husband's Not Gay' special 'Dangerous'
— salvakir OKO (@SilvaOKO) January 7, 2015
I don't know why everyone is upset about this MY HUSBAND'S NOT GAY show. CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST has been on the air for like three seasons.
— Chad Darnell (@ChadDarnell) January 7, 2015
My Husband's Not Gay airs on 11 January on TLC network.