Pacific Life insurance company said it is “reevaluating” its relationship with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after a segment on the show was critical of immigration. The company announced it will suspend advertising on the program during its reassessment.
“One of our ads appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last night following a segment where Mr. Carlson made a number of statements regarding immigration,” the company said in a statement posted to Twitter Friday afternoon.
“As a company, we strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson’s statements. Our customer base and our workforce reflect the diversity of our great nation, something we take great pride in. We will not be advertising on Mr. Carlson’s show in the coming week as we reevaluate our relationship with his program. ”
On Thursday, a Pacific Life ad appeared moments after Tucker delivered a monologue in which he said that immigration makes the United States “poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
“It is a shame that political pressure groups, under the guise of ‘media watchdogs,’ weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech. We continue to stand by and work with our advertisers through these unfortunate and unnecessary distractions,” Fox News Channel SVP of Eastern Ad Sales Dom Rossi told TheWrap.
You can watch the clip of the controversial segment above.