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Netflix cancelled Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act and South Asians are heartbroken

Netflix cancelled Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act and South Asians are heartbroken

A Change.org petition has already been made and garnered over 6500 signatures from fans, to bring back the show.
Updated 19 Aug, 2020

After six sensational seasons of the unfiltered truth, Patriot Act on Netflix has abruptly come to an end.

Host Hassan Minhaj took to Twitter to bid goodbye to fans on Tuesday morning.

"What a run. Patriot Act has come to an end," he announced. "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. Thank you to Netflix and everyone who watched. Now it’s time to return these screens to Best Buy."

The tweet was met with surprise, sadness and anger from audiences who not only considered the show relevant due to its social commentary, but also found its representation of an Indian-Muslim host born to immigrant parents, crucial and necessary.

Mourning the loss, a Change.org petition has already been made and garnered over 6500 signatures from fans, to bring back the show.

Patriot Act premiered in 2018, the year after Minhaj gave a keynote speech at the White House Correspondents Association dinner which was met with praise for his performance.

Having won a Peabody Award and an Emmy for Outstanding Motion Design, its existing 39 episodes will be available to stream on Netflix.

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Rahul S. Aug 19, 2020 04:40pm
Sorry to hear that Patriot Act has been cancelled. Hasam Minhaj has made Indians and rest of south asians watching his show proud !!
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Nazir Husain Aug 19, 2020 04:58pm
PTV can give him a contract.
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Marquis de Sade Aug 19, 2020 05:20pm
"Patriot Act"? Never heard of it.
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Habib Aug 19, 2020 06:40pm
In west we are the champ of " FREE JOURNALISM!!!
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Jeevay Jeevay Aug 19, 2020 06:45pm
Over hyped to be honest.
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Indie Guy Aug 19, 2020 07:12pm
It is about ratings. There are so many good shows on Netflix that it is hard to compete for viewers. Anyway it was a good run for Minhaj. He will find something else to do.
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Ashutosh Aug 19, 2020 08:47pm
Not south asians.. only Pakistanis.
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Issak Aug 20, 2020 04:19am
Was it pressure from India or something else more sinister at play?..remains to be seen..
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MK Aug 20, 2020 07:41am
Netflix finally had to bow down before the World Thugs!
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Sana Aug 20, 2020 12:25pm
his show was doing badly Netflix is not a social work agency same humor again and again they need profits gave him a chance now move on
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Arif Aug 20, 2020 03:01pm
Well, Indians are not at all heartbroken.
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Furrukh Rao Aug 20, 2020 06:10pm
It was a boring show with lame comedy TBH no one like such things. The way people see things in the west is often difficult for a Desi to translate into a Comedy Skit.
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THE MORNING STAR, MD. Aug 20, 2020 09:37pm
May be Hassan wants to move on to bigger projects. He may start his own show.
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Mir Aug 21, 2020 01:14pm
So sad!
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American by Heart Aug 22, 2020 05:55am
Gold on you Netflix I just watched it once did not like it not in demand why have such programmes on channel.
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Bret Aug 22, 2020 04:06pm
Another talented Indian-American
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