A Bunch Of Businesses Just Pulled Their Ads From Tucker Carlson’s Show
More companies that advertised during Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News have fled the conservative show over Carlson’s anti-immigrant comments he made last month.
During his racist rant, Carlson slammed the US immigration policy and mocked immigrants’ educational backgrounds, saying that migrants from impoverished countries make the US “poorer and dirtier.”
“Instead, we’re getting waves of people with high-school educations or less,” he said on his show. “Nice people — no one doubts that. But as an economic matter, this is insane. It’s indefensible, so nobody even tries to defend it.
“Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
Carlson’s comments were widely rebuked, and several people threatened to boycott his advertisers, which began cutting ties.
Carlson reiterated his claims and likened the effect of the US’s immigration policy to a city in Mexico.
“The left says we have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor,” Carlson said, “even if it makes our own country more like Tijuana is now, which is to say poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
Here’s the full list of companies that have pulled their ads from Carlson’s show:
Jaguar Land Rover
Just For Men
Nautilus, the parent company of Bowflex
Robitussin, a product of Pfizer
The United Explorer credit card
Pacific Life Insurance
Fox News expressed supported for its host’s opinions, saying it was “a shame that left-wing advocacy groups weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech.”
The company also described the advertisers’ moves as “unfortunate and unnecessary distractions,” and accused progressive media watchdogs with “deeply political motives.”