- Sean Hannity said he’s would buy coffee makers to replace Keurig machines his supporters have smashed in protest.
- Keurig had pledged to stop advertising during his program.
Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday promised to buy brand new coffeemakers for supporters who smashed their Keurig coffee machines.
Over the weekend, Keurig joined several brands who announced they would not advertise on “Hannity” following the host’s interview on Friday with Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore. During the interview, the two discussed allegations that Moore engaged in sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old and pursued relationships with other teenagers when he was in his 30s.
The interview sparked a debate online over whether Hannity went too easy on Moore — whom he supported in the Alabama GOP primary — and helped amplify the pressure liberal watchdog group Media Matters was putting on advertisers to drop the show.
During his radio show on Monday, the broadcaster repeatedly thanked the many fans who took to social media to smash their Keurig machines, promising to buy “at least” 500 for those who replaced theirs.
“I’m going to buy nice ones, I’m not going to buy crappy ones,” Hannity said.
But he also told fans mulling destroying their Keurig machines to hold off, pointing out that the company’s CEO apologised for “taking sides” in the dispute. Hannity acknowledged that he owned five himself.
“I accept the apology of the CEO today, and please stop breaking your Keurig machines,” he said.
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