More than five companies have come forth over the weekend to state that they will no longer advertise any of their products during Fox News’ “Hannity” television show, which has become surrounded in controversy.
Keurig, Realtor.com, 23 and Me, Eloquii and Nature’s Bounty have all removed their ads from the television show, in a direct response to Fox host Sean Hannity’s comments about the sexual misconduct allegations currently being held against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention. We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.
— Keurig (@Keurig) November 11, 2017
Last week, a Washington Post article suggested that Moore had several romantic or sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his early 30s, allegations which the candidate has since come out to deny.
The companies took to Twitter, to announce their decision to stop showing their ads during Hannity’s show — one of Fox News’ most popular programs
“We can confirm that we do not have advertisements running on this program,” Nature’s Bounty claim on Twitter this Friday.
However, the companies have yet to blame Hannity’s comments about the allegations against Moore as the reason that they have decided to pull their ads. But did take to social media to announce that they were no longer advertising on the show, after Twitter users demanded for them to break themselves away from the show.
“We’ve received inquiries RE: advertising on Hannity,” 23 and Me said via Twitter on Friday. “We are not running TV advertising on Hannity. We continue to closely evaluate where we advertise.”
These companies are the most recent to separate themselves from Hannity’s program.
In August, Media Matters called out to companies that purchased ad spots during Hannity’s show to stop financially aiding the host. The month after, Cadillac pulled all of its commercials from the Fox News show due to Hannity’s response to violence at rally held by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
This article was published on zippolitics.com