T-Mobile, Papa Johns & Others Pull Ads From Tucker Carlson After He Faces Backlash For ‘Black Lives Matter’ Remarks

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is facing backlash from advertisers this week after he argued on his show Monday night: “This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about black lives. Remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will.”

Deadline reported Wednesday that Disney’s subsidiary ABC, T-Mobile, and Papa Johns would no longer advertise on the primetime Tucker Carlson Tonight.


As reported by People:

During Monday’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, saying, “This may be a lot of things, this moment we are living through. But it is definitely not about black lives, and remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will.”

A Fox News spokesperson clarified earlier this week that Tucker was referring to Democratic leaders, not protestors.

Carlson, who referred to the ongoing protests as the “Black Lives Matter riots,” added, “You’re not allowed to question Black Lives Matter in any way. Full stop. That rule has been enforced without mercy everywhere.” Continued Below


T-Mobile confirmed it had pulled its ads from Tucker Carlson’s show on Twitter, saying: “We haven’t run ads on Tucker Carlson Tonight since early May and have cancelled all future placements,” the company tweeted. “We will continue to support those who stand against racial injustice.”

T-Mobile Chief Executive Officer Mike Sievert tweeted: “We aren’t running ads on that show and we won’t be running ads on that show in the future. Bye-bye, Tucker Carlson!”

He added: “As I listen to the life experiences of some of @TMobile’s African-American team members, I can’t imagine hearing them and not being personally moved. I come away each time reminded of my responsibility to drive change right now, to make T-Mobile a better place to work for all.” Continued Below


Papa John’s said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg that it will no longer advertise on any opinion-based programming: “Placement of advertising is not intended to be an endorsement of any specific programming or commentary,” the pizza company said.

An ABC spokesperson told Deadline, “The ABC advertisements were placed on the show without our knowledge by third party media buyers who were unaware that we do not advertise on the show, and they have now been notified not to place any further ads.”

Tucker Carlson’s statement that angered virtue signaling CEO’s:

Later in thew week, Tucker Carlson said he “won’t bow to the mob”:

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Meanwhile, several conservatives rallied to the Fox hosts’ defense, tweeting the hashtag “#IStandWithTuckerCarlson”.

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Tucker Carlson’s full remarks on Monday: