Social Issues – All-American retailer Lowe’s has decided to pull advertising from American Muslim, a TLC reality show, after receiving complaints from several conservative and/or Christian organizations.
The show depicts American Muslims serving in typically American careers, including a police officer and a high school football coach.
One organization, the conservative Florida Family Association, said in a statement it had sent three emails alerts that called on their disciples to email advertisers on the show and tell them to not support the possible increase in tolerance.
“All-American Muslim is propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values,” it said.
On its web site, the Association posted an email from a Lowe’s representative saying: “While we continue to advertise on various cable networks, including TLC, there are certain programs that do not meet Lowe’s advertising guidelines, including the show you brought to our attention. Lowe’s will no longer be advertising on that program.”
While Lowe’s confirmed it had pulled the ad in a Tweet (of course), it claimed it “did not pull [the] ads based solely on the complaints or emails of any one group.”
Read more at Gawker.