A petition boasting thousands of signatures is doing the rounds asking for SBS to abandon its upcoming comedy project Housos.
The Paul Fenech-created series is still in the post production stage but already there has been criticism of the way the series will depict housing commission residents.
Residents of a Department of Housing block in western Sydney have launched the petition which calls for SBS to pull the plug.
‘I think it’s a poor show by SBS to single out a group of decent people for derision,” Mount Druitt MP Richard Amery said. ”What are we going to have next, a program making fun of people with disabilities or a show aimed at cultural backgrounds? It may be tongue-in-cheek but for the 5000-odd people in Department of Housing homes in Mount Druitt, it’s offensive.”