Samantha Bee may still have her show but some of her advertisers have begun to pull the plug. It’s not surprising, considering how vile her recent insult to Ivanka Trump really was. And remember, unlike the left, conservatives are not driving Bee’s advertisers away. They are doing that on their own.
The Daily Caller reports:
SAMANTHA BEE’S ADVERTISERS BEGIN TO JUMP SHIP
A number of companies that once ran commercials during Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” have begun to pull out after she made a controversial joke aimed at Ivanka Trump.
Both Autotrader and State Farm severed ties with the network in the wake of outcries after Bee referred to President Donald Trump’s daughter as a “feckless c***” during the hostess’s Wednesday night broadcast.
“Thank you to those who reached out regarding our sponsorship of ‘Full Frontal,’” Autotrader said in a statement from its official Twitter account Thursday. “The comments expressed by Samantha Bee were offensive and unacceptable and do not reflect the views of our company. As a result, we have suspended our sponsorship of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.’”
State Farm soon followed suit, telling TheWrap it had asked TBS “to suspend our advertising.”
“We have asked TBS to suspend our advertising in the program and are reviewing any future placements. We constantly review programs to ensure alignment to our programming guidelines and brand values,” a spokesperson said.
The TBS Network has the right to keep Bee on the air if they want to. But advertisers have every right to back away.