T-Mobile and ABC, owned by Disney Company, will stop advertising on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show after his comments on the Black Lives Matter movement.
The news was first reported in Deadline.
Carlson has expressed opposition for the protests around the nation where millions of Americans have gathered to denounce police brutality and racial bias in response to the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis, who was pinned to the ground by officers after being accused of passing a fake $20 bill at a grocery store.
On Saturday, the news host referred to the protests as “Black Lives Matter riots.”
Carlson also asked why it was “required to be upset” about Floyd’s death, as he isn’t from Minneapolis. The comment came on Jun. 1 after Nikki Haley, former UN ambassador, called for collective grieving.
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SOURCE: USA Today, Coral Murphy