Fox News hosts Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson have been experiencing some unpleasantness with their advertisers, thanks to the recent controversy surrounding both the popular anchors.
Pirro struck out against freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar for her adherence to the Muslim faith, which Pirro believes to be in contradiction to the Constitution of the United States.
“Think about it: Omar wears a hijab,” Pirro said during her opening monologue on Saturday night. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”
As for Carlson, his troubles have stemmed from old soundbites from radio programs that aired between 2006-2011, where he made what many consider unacceptable comments about women and minorities.
Fox News has condemned Pirro’s remarks, and made this statement according to The Hill:
“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” the network said. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”
Online marketplace Letgo spokesperson who advertised during Pirro’s show said that they also condemn Pirro’s comments as “offensive and completely contrary to our values.”
“We are in the process of ensuring our ads will no longer run during her show,” the representative continued according to The Hill.
Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk also said that it would be “pausing” its ad campaign for diabetes medicine that was airing during the show.
“At Novo Nordisk, we advertise across many cable networks to raise awareness of our medicines and the disease they treat,” the company continued.
“We respect each person’s right to express their thinking and beliefs, however, we are reevaluating our advertising on this program at this time.”
Personal finance company NerdWallet is also ending its advertising relationship with Pirro’s show:
“We’re no longer advertising on this show and don’t have plans to in the future,” the spokesperson said.
SHEEX, a bedding and sleepwear company, said Tuesday it will no longer be advertising during on show, according to The Hill.
“Our advertising placement should never be construed as an endorsement of the views of any individual, program content, or network,” the company said.
“However, due to the inappropriate statements of Tucker Carlson that have recently come to light, SHEEX has made the decision to cease advertising on his television program, Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the company added.