In a lightning fast reversal of fortune, less than 48 hours after Tucker Carlson cashed-in his Daily Caller (a site he co-founded) chips, his Fox News show lost a pretty penny in advertising.
According to Deadline, both Disney and T-Mobile have cut ties with the primetime Tucker Carlson Tonight over the Carlson’s polarizing point of view on the Black Lives Matter movement and the desire for justice and equality in America that many of its members advocate. Along with Papa John’s, the media giant and the telecommunications brand faced a backlash in recent days for their association with Carlson and his belief that the well-attended protests were “Black Lives Matter riots.”
In 2018, 20 companies yanked their ads after Carlson obtusely proclaimed that undocumented immigrants made America “poorer, and dirtier, and more divided,” but this time the exits are over the host’s stance on the death of George Floyd and the ensuing nationwide protests against police violence and racism.
A FNC spokesperson earlier this week said that the “they” Carlson was referring to on Monday was the Democrats and local politicians and not BLM members or activists.
Nonetheless, those inflammatory words provoked the Deutsche Telekom AG-owned T-Mobile to respond online, “We haven’t run ads on Tucker Carlson Tonight since early May and have cancelled all future placements.” The cell phone carrier added: “We will continue to support those who stand against racial injustice.”
T-Mobile’s new-ish CEO put it in even blunter terms: