Multiple advertisers have reportedly said they will pull their ads from Fox News shows hosted by Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson in the wake of inflammatory comments made by each of the hosts.
At least three advertisers have pulled ads from Pirro’s show since she suggested during a segment on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” last Saturday that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) Islamic beliefs put her at odds with the Constitution, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Think about it: Omar wears a hijab,” Pirro said during her opening monologue on Saturday night. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”
Fox News issued a statement condemning Pirro’s remarks a day after her show.
“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” the network said. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”
A spokesperson for Letgo, an online marketplace for buying and selling used goods that advertised on her episode over the weekend, told the magazine that the company also condemns Pirro’s comments as “offensive and completely contrary to our values.”
“We are in the process of ensuring our ads will no longer run during her show,” the representative continued.
Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company that advertises diabetes medicine on the show, told the magazine that it too would be “pausing” its campaign.
“At Novo Nordisk, we advertise across many cable networks to raise awareness of our medicines and the disease they treat,” the company continued. “We respect each person’s right to express their thinking and beliefs, however, we are reevaluating our advertising on this program at this time.”
A spokesperson for the personal finance company NerdWallet, which also featured advertising on Pirro’s show over the weekend, told the magazine that it would also no longer be advertising on the program.
“We’re no longer advertising on this show and don’t have plans to in the future,” the spokesperson said.
NerdWallet in December similarly ceased advertising on Carlson’s show after he prompted backlash for saying immigration makes the country “dirtier.”
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Source: The Hill