Swedish car company Volvo is pulling its ads from the Fox News show “Hannity” following pressure driven by the liberal group Media Matters over the host’s comments on the Roy Moore scandal.
Volvo is reportedly joining coffee company Keurig, Realtor.com, 23andMe, plus-size clothier Eloquii, vitamin company Nature’s Bounty, and Hebrew National Hotdogs in deciding to nor run spots on the show.
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) November 14, 2017
“Every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence,” Hannity said last Thursday night. “With the allegations against Judge Moore, none of us know the truth of what happened 38 years ago. The only people that would know are the people involved in this incident.”
Hannity also said Moore should drop out of the Senate race if the allegations against him are true.
Still, the host was accused of defending the candidate.
Keurig drew the most intense reaction, with Hannity fans taking to social media to post videos destroying the coffee-makers.
After the ordeal, Hannity offered to replace at least 500 of them after Keurig CEO Bob Gamgort walked back the company’s decision — although it’s unclear if the ads will be reinstated.
Gamgort said the social media ordeal “was highly unusual” and “gave the appearance of ‘taking sides’ in an emotionally charged debate that escalated on Twitter and beyond over the weekend, which was not our intent.”
- Report from The Hill
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