Lowe’s Hardware Comes Under Fire for Pulling its Advertising During TLC’s ‘All American Muslim’
Hey, it’s still a somewhat relatively free country with a Free Market. If Lowe’s doesn’t want to waste money advertising during a particular time slot, they are more than free to do as they wish. It’s their money, their right. Right?
Throughout the history of television, sponsors have continually rotated in and out of advertising slots. It’s a business. If sponsors aren’t getting a good return for their investment in advertising during a particular program, or they feel that a program is not in line with their core values, or—as appears to be the case in this instance—they receive sufficient backlash from the public, then it only makes sense that they pull their advertising. That’s the way it has always worked and will continue to work. Like I said, it’s a business.
So, why all the hubbub? Well, it’s pretty obvious: We are dealing with a bunch of whiny Muzzies and their legions of dhimmified Lefturds:
‘All American Muslim’: Russell Simmons Lashes Out at Lowe’s for Pulling Ads from TLC Show
by Crystal Bell – AOL News
Hip-hop mogul and former reality star Russell Simmons slammed Lowe’s hardware store after it pulled its ads from TLC’s new series ‘All American Muslim,’ exclusively reports Entertainment Weekly.
“This can’t happen in America … [Lowe's] needs to fix this immediately,” Simmons said. “They can’t get away with that, it’s ridiculous. There are American principals at stake here. I can’t imagine the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Urban League, or any organization that fights for their own rights will allow this to happen to any other group because they know they’re next.”
Might I just interject here that Russell Simmons admits that his own politics are even farther Left than Keith Olbermann’s? Just thought I’d throw that in there for a sense of perspective.
Simmons isn’t the only one upset by the homebuilding store’s decision. According to the Los Angeles Times, California state senator Ted Lieu called on Lowe’s to apologize for pulling its advertising from the TV show, which follows the lives of five Muslim American families from the Dearborn, Michigan area, home to one of the most active Muslim communities in the country.
Yet, according to the conservative Florida Family Association, “The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.”
They then encouraged members to email the program’s advertisers, the conservative organization posted a letter reportedly from a Lowe’s representative, stating that the retail giant has agreed to pull its ads from the docu-series: “While we continue to advertise on various cable networks, including TLC, there are certain programs that do not meet Lowe’s advertising guidelines, including the show you brought to our attention. Lowe’s will no longer be advertising on that program.”
Lowe’s then acknowledged its decision on Twitter. “We did not pull our ads based solely on the complaints or emails of any one group. It is never our intent to alienate anyone. Lowe’s values diversity of thought in everyone, including our employees and prospective customers.”
However, Simmons says that pulling the ads was “a stupid thing to do,” reports Entertainment Weekly, and called on the hardware company to show support the show, instead of pulling its ads.
“This is a press nightmare for them,” Simmons told Entertainment Weekly. “This country is built on religious freedom. This is the kind of hate that tears this country apart.”
LOL! Suddenly, a Lefturd who practices Solipsism—“I pray to Atman, to the self. The Atman is self”.—is pulling out the American History/Constitution Card. The cognitive dissonance is deafening.
Uh… Just a quick question for Russell Simmons: Hey, Russell, where were you when you and your ilk were calling for Glenn Beck’s sponsors to drop him? Do I detect a note of hypocrisy here? Yeah, I thought so.
This entry was posted on 11 December, 2011 at 1:00 pm and is filed under dhimmitude, Economics, Entertainment, Leftists, Muslim whining, Muslims in The USA, Occupy Wallstreet, Programming, Religion, Socialists, Stupidity. You can subscribe via RSS 2.0 feed to this post's comments. You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.