There is a big difference between protesting the fictional stories on what is supposed to be a non-fictional news program and protesting the story line of a fictional situation comedy that is about to go off the air for good. By acting out, you are drawing attention to the very show that you want people not to watch.
There is an even bigger difference between a peaceful petition campaign and threats of violence. Surely you can see that.
That may be but rolling over and playing dead doesn't accomplish anything. People only know they've crossed the line if they've been told. Objecting to trash has been so denigrated that it's now viewed as a bad thing and it is not. Decent people have been silenced and that has lost us ground. There is nothing wrong with standing up for what's right.
Will and Grace is a piece of crap and probably should have been protested long, long ago. I say this as someone who is fond of many of the comedies on television. Though it is high enough in ratings to have remained on the air for eight years, it has almost NEVER received any awards, something the cast themselves have complained about.