Tucker Carlson is embroiled in controversy yet again, after progressive media watchdog Media Matters released recordings of his calls into shock jock radio program “Bubba The Love Sponge.”
In the recordings, Carlson is heard making comments degrading women — including calling them “extremely primitive” and comparing them to dogs — and defending the now-convicted child sexual abuser Warren Jeffs.
People are calling for advertisers including Mitsubishi, Peloton Cycle, and Allstate to cut ties with Carlson’s Fox News show.
In recent months, at least 27 brands have stopped advertising on the show, following Carlson’s controversial on-air comments regarding women and immigrants.
People are once again calling for advertisers to ditch Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show after the release of recordings in which Carlson justifies child marriage and disparages women.
On Sunday, progressive media watchdog Media Matters for America published recordings of Carlson making comments many found offensive during calls to shock jock radio program “Bubba The Love Sponge.” In the recordings, Carlson makes a number of degrading remarks about women, including calling them “extremely primitive” and comparing them to dogs, as well as defending the now-convicted child sexual abuser Warren Jeffs.
In a statement, Carlson refused to apologize, saying, “Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago. Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”
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Critics are once again calling for advertisers to stop running commercials on Carlson’s Fox News program. According to Media Matters, brands including Mitsubishi, Peloton Cycle, and Allstate continue to advertise on the Fox News show.
“Our advertising media spend is determined based on demographics and psychographics, not politics,” a Mitsubishi Motors North America representative told Business Insider on Monday. “Our strategic marketing intent is to share our key product news with consumers through a variety of media channels. We will monitor the situation and adjust our advertising if necessary.”
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Source:: Business Insider