GLAAD contacting Factor sponsors following O'Reilly's mocking of gay-inclusive ad

Blog ››› ››› KARL FRISCH

As we noted yesterday, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) launched a "call to action" demanding that O'Reilly and Fox News "apologize for comparing gay people to al-Qaeda."

Now GLAAD is following up the action campaign by contacting O'Reilly's sponsors and asking that they explain their support for Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

Today GLAAD released a list of advertisers that supported the June 2 broadcast of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor." During that broadcast, host Bill O'Reilly likened gay people to the international terrorist organization, al Qaeda.

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Today we are contacting the 35 companies that advertised during the broadcast to ask how they justify supporting this type of defamation.

Please see a complete list of advertisers below. GLAAD will keep you updated on any responses we receive.

  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Porsche
  • Broadview Security
  • Atlantis Resort
  • EHarmony.com
  • Infinity (NISSAN),
  • Amway Global
  • Accu-Chek Aviva (ROCHE)
  • NHTSA
  • Activision
  • AT&T
  • Carbonite (CarboniteTV.com)
  • Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Smart Balance Milk
  • Starbucks
  • Pulaski & Middleman LLC
  • Foundation for a Better Life
  • Merit Financial
  • Kelloggs
  • Lending Tree
  • AARP
  • Terminix
  • Mayflower
  • Holiday Inn
  • Skip Gambert & Associates
  • AmazonKindle
  • Geico
  • Lexus
  • Peachtree Settlement
  • Vonage
  • Citracal
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Dr. Scholls
  • Mercedes
  • Jack Victor

Previously:

Posted In
Diversity & Discrimination, LGBT
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Bill O'Reilly
Show/Publication
The O'Reilly Factor, GLAAD
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