Connect with us

Amid yet another advertiser boycott pushed by left-wing groups against a Fox News host, Tucker Carlson has seen several companies pull their ads from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after he described the unregulated influx of low-skilled immigrants as making America “poorer and dirtier.”

Speaking of unregulated immigration of those without a college education into the country, Carlson said, “Nobody even tries to defend it. Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept it. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided.”

Under pressure from activists, some of Carlson’s advertisers have bailed, including Pacific Life, Indeed, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Lexus/Toyota, Mint Mobile, Samsung, SodaStream, SanDisk, and Nautilus Inc. (parent company of Bowflex).

Among the advertisers that have agreed to pull their ads from Carlson’s show is Red Lobster. Asked for comment on the Carlson boycott by “Suez” earlier this week, Red Lobster replied, “Red Lobster is [sic] will no longer be advertising during this show and will continue to monitor ad placements carefully. We appreciate your feedback.”

The company has since issued a better-worded official statement, as reported by The Wrap: “Red Lobster’s advertising buying guidelines reflect our core values and commitment to supporting programming that represents the highest standards of good taste, fair practice and objectivity. We reserve the right to make changes to our purchases when the dialogue is no longer in line with our criteria.”

While “Suez” gave Red Lobster a big “Thank you!” most of the responses online to its decision haven’t been so positive. Many have announced they’ve officially joined the #BoycottRedLobster movement. A few examples:

Others have responded with mockery, including NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch (h/t Twitchy):

Fox News has stood behind Carlson, dismissing the advertiser boycott movement as just another campaign waged by “left-wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed ‘media watchdogs,'” who “weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle 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,” Fox News said in a statement. “We continue to stand by and work with our advertisers through these unfortunate and unnecessary distractions.”

Carlson has also refused to back down, making clear on his show after the boycott was launched that he has no intention of caving to his critics and plans to continue to tell the truth about the impact of illegal immigration and our flawed immigration policies.

“The truth is unregulated mass immigration has badly hurt this country’s natural landscape. Illegal immigration comes at a huge cost to our environment,” he said on his show in December in defense of his “dirtier” comment.

“The Government Accountability Office (GAO) put it this way: ‘Illegal border activity on federal lands not only threatens people, but endangered species and the land itself. Illegal aliens and smugglers have destroyed cactus and other sensitive vegetation that can take decades to recover, including habitat for endangered species.’ One land management official described another federal property on Arizona’s border as so unsafe and with resources so destroyed that it is now primarily used for illegal activities and no longer visited by the general public.”

Advertisement
16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Joseph A Midona

    January 11, 2019 at 1:51 am

    What did he say that was wrong?????

  2. CHARLENE fields

    January 11, 2019 at 1:52 am

    And we will no longer be eating at Red Lobster.

    • Gail Irvin

      January 11, 2019 at 2:19 am

      Red Lobster and any other advertiser who boycott’s a Conservative TV or Radio programming, then I have the right to boycott them! Why would I spend my money with companies that do not share my views! I am a Conservative and I like Tucker Carlson, as he has many of my sentiments of what is happening in our country by the Progressive Left!

    • FAST EDDIE

      January 11, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Count me in.

  3. Polly

    January 11, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Another stupid decision.Never cared for their food anyway

  4. Paul Lee

    January 11, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Last time I ate at Red Lobster was 15 years ago – I’ll now make it another 115 years.

  5. ON THE ROCK

    January 11, 2019 at 3:31 am

    RED LOBSTER IS NO LONGER PART OF MY “CRITERIA”.

  6. LEG

    January 11, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Wow, we were going th go thee for my husbands birthday on Friday, have never been there before, but will now be changing our plans o go elsewhere, will never go there now, ever

  7. J POLLS

    January 11, 2019 at 3:39 am

    THEY RAISED THEIR PRICES JUST IN TIME TO GO BROKE FROM A BOYCOTT……RED LOBSTER HAS SEEN THE LAST OF ME AND MY FAMILY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOPE THEY “FLOUNDER”…ROTFLMAO

  8. Pnut67

    January 11, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Too expensive for me anyways….besides….CRAWDADS MUCH BETTER TASTING, by far!!!!
    Ever hear of LOBSTER etoufee? Me neither.
    #boycottredlobster

  9. MJ

    January 11, 2019 at 4:41 am

    My husband have eaten there many times…NO MORE.

  10. Ken Easterling

    January 11, 2019 at 10:20 am

    I used to love Red Lobster. No more. Just need a replacement.

  11. Judy

    January 11, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Used to be one of my favorites. Never again! Common sense America!

  12. William Stout

    January 11, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    If you agree with Tucker Carlson’s statements, you are definitely what is wrong with our great country.

    Hard to believe that people are proud of their Anti-American stances and attitudes.

  13. richard smith

    January 12, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    The several times I’ve been to Red Lobster the experience has always left me wanting. Their advertising on the T.V. does not live up the the food served. They do their best to fill you up with soup, salad and bread prior to the main course, which is limited in size and often quality. And this mixing politics and seafood, forget about it, I’ll take my business else where.

  14. Sharon L

    January 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    I never liked Red Lobster in the first place. I don’t like indigestion!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CF