Channel 4 have been accused of "stirring up hatred" and creating a "skewed image" of society through their controversial programme Benefits Street.
In a petition to Change.org, Arshad Mahmood called on the television network to cancel the remaining episodes in the series. He said:
I have worked for 33 years but after major surgery am now unable to work and receive some benefits. The backlash and abuse of social networks towards people on benefits as a result of this show has shocked me. This is not a responsible approach from a public service broadcaster.
Channel 4 should not broadcast any further episodes of the program - it is creating a skewed image of a section of society and stirring up hatred. This is not a responsible approach from a public service broadcaster.
More than 5,000 people have signed his petition so far.
More top news
The book by Cameron comms chief Sir Craig Oliver reveals that Mr Cameron was frustrated with Theresa May's neutrality during referendum.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.