Pacific Life Yanks Ads from Tucker Carlson’s Show After Controversial Immigration Remarks
Pacific Life announced on Friday that it was pausing ads on Tucker Carlson‘s Fox News show after the host made a controversial remark about immigration.
On Thursday, Carlson said that immigrants are making America “dirtier” prompting fierce backlash online.
“Our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this,” Carlson opined at the top of his show. “We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided. Immigration is a form of atonement.”
In response, people took to Twitter to call for a Fox boycott, prompting Pacific Life to respond by saying that while their ads appeared on Thursday night’s show, they would no longer appear until the company could re-evaluate their relationship with his program.
A message from Pacific Life: pic.twitter.com/bDq9hzia53
— Pacific Life (@pacificlife) December 14, 2018
Fox News also issued a statement blaming leftists for stifling free speech.
“It is a shame that left-wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed ‘media watchdogs,’ weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech,” the fiery statement read. “We continue to stand by and work with our advertisers through these unfortunate and unnecessary distractions.”
Watch the moment that sparked the controversy above, via Fox News
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