Advertisers are fleeing in droves after Tucker Carlson's comments about immigrants on Fox News — here's the list

Rich Polk/Getty Images for PoliticonTucker Carlson speaks at Politicon 2018 in October.
  • Companies that advertised during Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News have begun fleeing in droves following his anti-immigrant comments.
  • People were outraged and threatened to boycott companies advertising on Carlson’s show.
  • Here are the businesses that have pulled their advertisements so far.

Companies that advertised during Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News have begun fleeing in droves following his anti-immigrant comments made in December.

During his show, the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host expressed concern with the state of US immigration policy and immigrants’ educational backgrounds. He urged more “scientists and skilled engineers” to come to the US and said that allowing immigrants from impoverished countries to come to the US would make it “poorer and dirtier.”

“Instead, we’re getting waves of people with high-school educations or less,” he said on his show. “Nice people – no one doubts that. But as an economic matter, this is insane. It’s indefensible, so nobody even tries to defend it.

“Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided.”

Carlson’s comments were widely rebuked, and several people threatened to boycott his advertisers, which began cutting ties.

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Carlson reiterated his claims and likened the effect of the US’s immigration policy to a city in Mexico.

“The left says we have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor,” Carlson said, “even if it makes our own country more like Tijuana is now, which is to say poorer and dirtier and more divided.”

Fox News expressed supported for its host’s opinions, saying it was “a shame that left-wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed ‘media watchdogs’ weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech.”

The company also described the advertisers’ moves as “unfortunate and unnecessary distractions,” and accused progressive media watchdogs with “deeply political motives” of threatening Carlson on Twitter.

“While we do not advocate boycotts, these same groups never target other broadcasters and operate under a grossly hypocritical double standard given their intolerance to all opposing points of view,” Fox News said.

Here’s the full list of companies that have pulled their ads from Carlson’s show:


Red Lobster

Hollis Johnson

Source: Business Insider


IHOP

Source: Business Insider


Samsung

David McNew/Getty

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Just For Men

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Nautilus, the parent company of Bowflex

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Robitussin, a product of Pfizer

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Source: Hollywood Reporter


SanDisk

Amazon

SodaStream

Sodastream

Source: Hollywood Reporter


The United Explorer credit card

Source: Hollywood Reporter


TD Ameritrade

Source: Hollywood Reporter


SmileDirectClub

Smile Direct Club

Source: NBC News


Scottevest

Scottevest

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Zenni Optical

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Indeed.com

Daniel Goodman / Business Insider

Source: Twitter


CareerBuilder

CareerBuilder

Source: Hollywood Reporter


NerdWallet

NerdWallet

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Voya Financial

Voya Financial

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Minted

Minted

Source: Hollywood Reporter


Pacific Life Insurance

Pacific Life Insurance Company

Source: Twitter

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