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Connecticut City Mocked by Sitcom Asks ABC to End Insults

"American Housewife" is set in Westport, and characters have derided their neighbors in Norwalk

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    ABC's 'American Housewife' is set in Westport, Connecticut and characters have occasionally derided their neighbors in Norwalk, drawing the ire of the city's real-life residents.

    Residents of a Connecticut city that has been mocked on an ABC sitcom say the jokes need to stop, citing a Halloween episode featuring a character dressed up as a pregnant "Norwalk prom girl."

    "American Housewife" is set in Westport, and characters have occasionally derided their neighbors in Norwalk, drawing the ire of the city's real-life residents.

    Andy Ross created the website stoptheinsults.com to petition network owner Disney to apologize. He says he doesn't understand why the show can't needle a fictitious city instead.

    Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling tells the Norwalk Hour that mocking high schoolers is "a form of bullying."

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    Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe says residents of his town feel the show is unfair to them as well.

    ABC did not respond to requests for comment.