This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: At the encouragement of conservative “values promoting” organization Florida Family Association, the national home improvement chain Lowe’s has decided to pull their advertising from TLC’s groundbreaking reality show All-American Muslim.
In an email sent to Lowe’s and other advertisers, FFA refers to All-American Muslim — a show which follows the members of five families as they deal with the everyday difficulties of being Muslim in America — as “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”
According to the Association’s website, Lowe’s responded to the e-mail by saying that the show does not “meet Lowe’s advertising guidelines,” and therefore the company “will no longer be advertising on that program.”
Reached for comment by The Hollywood Reporter, a spokewoman for Lowe’s said concerns and complaints were raised “from multiple sides of the viewer spectrum” on various news sites and blogs. “We based our decision to pull the advertising on this research and after hearing the concerns we received through emails, calls, through social media and in news reports.”
TLC said that, despite Lowe’s withdrawal, advertising support for the show remains strong.
Outrage over the move continues to grow, however. One Twitter user likely spoke for many when he asked, “will you next consider KKKs demands to pull ads from BET?”
It’s worth noting that The Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the US, is still supporting the show with its ads.
Boycott Lowe’s. Period.
The Florida Family Association is clearly another Koch Brothers funded fascist organization, that imposes censorship on freedom of speech. If they think it’s propaganda then they need to write their association members and ask them not to watch, but wait given their members are all reactionary fascist already, they wouldn’t be watching the show in the first place.
I feel sorry Lowes succumbed to this political pressure. They should have a backbone.
What next? Telling companies not to advertise on Bravo because of their positive non-gender-specific programming could corrupt the morals of their members? I bet they all eat at Chik Filet and grumble at the way the President is handling things…..?