Disney and T-Mobile have pulled their advertising from Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show in light of his recent comments about the Black Lives Matter movement and the killing of George Floyd.
As first reported by Judd Legum in his newsletter, Popular Information, Disney has instructed its third-party ad buyer to stop placing ads on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” and that it was not previously aware its ads were running during the show. A spokesperson for Disney did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
On Tuesday evening, T-Mobile said it hadn’t run ads on Carlson’s show since early May and has canceled future ad placements. “We will continue to support those who stand against racial injustice,” the company tweeted.
A Fox News spokesperson told TheWrap on Thursday that Disney and T-Mobile have moved their ads to other programs on the network.
This isn’t the first time advertisers have pulled out of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in light of incendiary comments he’s made. In 2018, at least 26 advertisers — including Red Lobster, Lexus, Pfizer, IHOP, SmileDirectClub, NerdWallet and Ancestry — dropped their ads from his show after Carlson said immigrants made America “poorer” and “dirtier.”
In related news, Carlson told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he is leaving the Daily Caller — the conservative website he founded — to focus on his show.
Lindsey Ellefson contributed to this report.