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.
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