Long John Silver’s Joins List Of Companies Pulling Ads From Fox News After Tucker Carlson Calls White Supremacy A ‘Hoax’
After Fox News host Tucker Carlson called white supremacy in America a “hoax,” the restaurant Long John Silver’s, along with HelloFresh and Nestlé is pulling its advertising from Fox News.
On his show Tucker Carlson Tonight, he said white supremacy is “not a real problem in America,” and that it is a “lie.”
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Carlson’s comments came just days after a gunman targeting Hispanic shoppers at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas killing 22. Prior to the shooting the assailant had posted a manifesto on a message board where he linked white supremacy ideals to his plan to kill. On Wednesday, the hashtag #FireTuckerCarlson was trending.
Fox News has remained silent on the controversy and so have all of its other commentators.
This is not the first time Carlson has cost his program and Fox advertisers. In 2018, he claimed immigrants were making the United States “dirtier,” which caused more than 20 advertisers to end support of the network. Earlier this year audio from shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge’s show, showed Carlson using white supremacist speech.