Disney and T-Mobile Drop Tucker Carlson Over BLM Remarks, #IStandWithTuckerCarlson Trends in Defiance

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On Thursday, HuffPost ran “Tucker Carlson Loses Advertisers After Racist Comments AGAIN.”

From the article:

Tucker Carlson keeps repeating his own dumb history. The Fox News host again is losing advertisers after saying racist stuff.
Disney, T-Mobile, Papa John’s and Vari have pulled their commercials from Tucker Carlson Tonight…


Here’s how the piece pointed to the “R” word:

The exodus came after Carlson on Monday warned viewers of his popular show on the conservative cable network that Black Lives Matters protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd were “not about Black lives, and remember that when they come for you.”

To be clear, he didn’t make that remark about “protests,” but, rather, “this moment we’re living through,” “theft and mayhem,” and “the rage of the mob.”

Either way, the end result was the same.

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert bid Tucker adieu:

Disney told Deadline its promotion of ABC wasn’t supposed to air on the program in the first place:

“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.”

Here’s more from HP:

After the segment aired, a Fox News spokesperson said, “Tucker’s warning about ‘when they come for you’ was clearly referring to Democratic leaders and inner city politicians.”

Papa John’s said Thursday it would stop advertising on all opinion-based shows, Bloomberg reported.

Carlson has repeatedly trashed protesters as national unrest grows over police brutality and racism. This week, he even took issue with a CNN town hall in which Sesame Street characters explained the protests.


The Sesame Street incident occurred during what HuffPost called a “bonkers new rant”:

But amid all the controversy, some on Twitter are coming to the host’s defense.

As observed by The Daily Caller, #IStandWithTuckerCarlson is trending.

Here’s a Tucker-touting collection:

Juanita Broaddrick amen’d that one:

Black Utah congressional candidate Burgess Owens expressed his gratitude:


Of course, not everyone tweeted support:

One user provided more context in defense of the formerly-bowtied Fox Newser:

Personally, I miss the old days — companies stayed away from public positions on politics.

Now, it seems, every corporation’s a partisan political group that just happens to sell products or services.

And why would any Democratic company want customers who’d watch Fox News?

Perhaps Disney and others don’t.

But I’d guess there are entities ready to fill that void. After all, despite the way some may frame the country, we’re a nation of diversity — the kind that actually counts: diversity of thought.

Even so, is anyone on television suggesting black lives don’t matter? I hope to heaven not.

In his monologue, Carlson insisted “Democratic leaders” “should” “care about saving the lives of black people.”


He also lamented, “[I]t has very little to do with black lives; if only it did.”



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