Dare to criticize the leftist Black Lives Matter movement and advertisers will treat you like a pariah.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson drew the foam-at-the-mouth response from the liberal media and from advertisers for not adopting groupthink. Carlson dared to say of the left's response to the rioting and looting: “No matter what they tell you, it has very little to do with black lives. If only it did. If Democratic leaders cared about saving the lives of black people — and they should — they wouldn’t ignore the murder of thousands of young black men in their cities every year. They wouldn’t put abortion clinics in black neighborhoods.”
Then came the Carlson statement that shook the internet: “This may be a lot of things, this moment we're living through, but it is definitely not about black lives, and remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will.” Earlier in the June 8 segment, Carlson stated: “Here’s the new rule, and it defines everything: You are not allowed to question Black Lives Matter in any way, full stop.” No kidding. Such sentiment in particular triggered T-Mobile President and CEO Mike Sievert.
Watch Carlson’s powerful segment on Black Lives Matter below:
Sievert tweeted June 9 that “As I listen to the life experiences of some of @TMobile’s African-American team members, I can’t imagine hearing them and not being personally moved.”
Sievert then later responded to a random Twitter user questioning the company’s sponsorship of Carlson. Sievert said: "We aren’t running ads on that show and we won’t be running ads on that show in the future. Bye-bye, Tucker Carlson!”
Meanwhile, T-Mobile is still running ads on liberal shows such as CNN Tonight With Don Lemon, CNN's Cuomo Prime Time, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 and TBS's Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.
CNN’s Ana Navarro also went after Carlson, questioning: “ Who are his [Carlson’s] advertisers? Enquiring minds would like to know…” In the comment section, Sievert also responded to another Twitter user who threatened to cancel his T-Mobile service if the company supported Carlson. Sievert even made sure to hashtag his support for the leftist movement and restated an earlier-made taunt: “Bye-bye, Tucker Carlson!”
T-Mobile’s Senior Executive Social Media Specialist Adam Bailey also tried to reassure Twitter users.
Carlson is not the only one under threat of ad boycotts for not catering to the hive-minded mob.
Adweek reported that there is currently a long-shot campaign “to get advertisers to ditch Facebook” over CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to censor President Donald Trump.