NBC is pulling an ad it aired over the weekend from its networks following a backlash.
The 30-second ad, approved by President Donald Trump, aired during the “Sunday Night Football” game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers.
Facebook and Fox News have also pulled the ad. “Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network,” Marianne Gambelli, the president of Fox’s ad sales, said in a statement to Business Insider.
CNN previously deemed the ad too racist to air, issuing a statement on Twitter on Saturday: “CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts.”
The primetime ad attempted to draw a connection between Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who was convicted of killing two Sacramento deputies in 2014, and the so-called migrant caravan now travelling up through Mexico toward the US border. There is no known connection.
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