Advertisers ditch Carlson and Pirro’s Fox News shows
A number of advertisers are distancing themselves from the Fox News Channel shows featuring Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro after the two high-profile hosts were accused of making bigoted statements.
Carlson is under fire for misogynistic, homophobic and racist comments unearthed from past radio appearances. Pirro came under scrutiny for comments she made about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who is Muslim. Both have pushed back against the criticism, but multiple companies have reportedly pulled their support this week. Targeting advertisers with boycott campaigns is a frequent tactic of the networks’ critics.
SHEEX, a bedding company, has made the decision to cease advertising on his television program, ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’”
Pharmaceutical company Astra Zeneca tweeted Monday that it had ceased advertising on Carlson’s show and would not resume in the future.
Novo Nordisk, another pharmaceutical company, told The Post it was “reevaluating” its ads on Pirro’s show.
NerdWallet also told the Hollywood Reporter that “we’re no longer advertising on this show and don’t have plans to in the future.”
ThinkProgress reported that Botox manufacturer Allergan and GreatCall, a health technology company, would not advertise their products on her show going forward. GreatCall spokeswoman Elyse Dasko confirmed the decision to The Post.
Representatives for Letgo, Allergan, and NerdWallet did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.