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:
Tucker Carlson: "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." pic.twitter.com/HMP3q8WgbQ
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 9, 2020
Later in thew week, Tucker Carlson said he “won’t bow to the mob”:
"Since the day we went on the air they’ve been working hard to kill this show… we will NEVER bow to the mob EVER no matter what" pic.twitter.com/3pc4Z2BjZz
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) June 13, 2020
Meanwhile, several conservatives rallied to the Fox hosts’ defense, tweeting the hashtag “#IStandWithTuckerCarlson”.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 13, 2020
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) June 12, 2020
What is being done to @TuckerCarlson is nothing short of digital terrorism.
It's not enough that the left owns 99% of the TV networks, news outlets, and are in bed with big tech…
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) June 13, 2020
The fact #IStandWithTuckerCarlson is even needed/trending as a hashtag tells you everything you need to know about leftist cancel culture.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) June 13, 2020
Hell yeah. He’s popular in Canada too and people there stand with him. #IStandWithTuckerCarlson
— kanada. (@kanada00) June 13, 2020
RT if you stand with Tucker Carlson against the leftist MOB trying to cancel his show!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 12, 2020
We have to stand strong with the people who the Left wants to destroy. #IStandWithTuckerCarlson
— Dean Browning (@DeanBrowningPA) June 12, 2020
Never bow to the mob. Ever.#IStandWithTuckerCarlson
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 12, 2020
— Q The Wake Up (@QTheWakeUp) June 12, 2020
Many conservatives are also saying bye-bye T-mobile! 👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/lBAYtmjXRR
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) June 13, 2020
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) June 12, 2020
Tucker Carlson’s full remarks on Monday: