GoFundMe page

Tucker Carlson's Sponsors Fleeing His Racist Stench

This time, problematic, right-wing Fox News darling but bane of everyone else’s existence, Tucker Carlson, messed up big. The host of “The Tucker Carlson Show” struck a nerve with advertisers after he alluded to that immigration making the U.S. “poorer, and dirtier, and more divided.”


A series of companies immediately pulled the plug on their advertising spots in lieu of the racist statement. Companies including, IHOP, NerdWallet, Indeed Smile, Direct Club Minted, Bowflex and Pacific Life Insurance were the first to pull out after the comment sparked outrage over social media.

Pacific Life Insurance issued a statement via Twitter, saying: “As a company, we strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson’s statements. Our customer base and our workforce reflect the diversity of our great nation, something we take great pride in.”

This isn’t the first time corporate sponsors were asked to stop supporting Carlson’s show with their advertising dollars. In September 2018, Sleeping Giants, a social activism organization who asks sponsors to not support bigoted and racist media, posted an open letter on Twitter prior to Carlson’s latest faux pas.

Carlson made the statement on his highly-rated show in the midst of debating that political leaders continually wish to make immigration like it’s an act of “atonement,” instead of examining the economic implications of having accommodating and liberal immigration policies.

He said, “Instead of the U.S. adding skilled workers for its technology-driven future, the country was getting waves of people with high school education or less.”

“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 continued, “Immigration is an act of atonement. Previous leaders of our country committed sins. We must pay for those sins by welcoming an endless chain of migrant caravans.”

Of course, there is no actual “endless chain of migrant caravans.” But that didn’t stop Carlson from doubling down on his asinine rhetoric.

And, although Fox News Network has indicated that they aren’t worried about losing corporate sponsors, Carlson walked back from his initial statement and made a patronizing attempt to win back the sponsors he’d lost. This was also a sad attempt to not lose any other corporate sponsors.

He later responded: “The reason we keep going back to this topic, and let me just stipulate as I have before with you. That I, I like immigration. I like immigrants. I give every person in the caravan the benefit of the doubt. I think most really do want to come here for a better life.”

Sure, Tucker.

Latest News

KPMG Welcomes New Chief Marketing Officer

Originally published on KPMG.com. Lauren Boyman, an accomplished marketing executive with significant experience leading high-performing customer-focused marketing teams, is joining KPMG as our Chief Marketing Officer. Boyman will lead the national Marketing team and oversee its strategy and objectives, including developing and executing integrated marketing initiatives that differentiate the firm’s…

KPMG Lakehouse

Originally published on KPMG.com. Community and Careers website for KPMG’s new professional learning, development and innovation center in Orlando’s master-planned community of Lake Nona. KPMG is proud to join the greater Orlando and Lake Nona communities with the opening of KPMG Lakehouse, a world-class learning, development and innovation center. KPMG…

AIG’s Brandi Monique Shares her Mentorship Journey

AIG’s assistant vice president Brandi Monique shares the mentor relationships that led her to her success at AIG. Monique defines mentorship as an organic connection — rather than a formal relationship — between a mentor and mentee. Monique says from her early days at AIG, she sought potential mentorship relationships…

anitab.org, adp, women, grace hopper

ADP Recognized for “World’s Most Admired Companies” List for 14th Consecutive Year

Originally posted on ADP.com ADP Recognized on FORTUNE Magazine’s 2020 “World’s Most Admired Companies” List for 14th Consecutive Year ADP, a leading global technology company providing human capital management (HCM) solutions, has been named by FORTUNE® magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” in 2020.  This marks the 14th…

Dow named 2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality

Originally posted on Dow.com and LinkedIn Dow named 2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by Human Rights Campaign Foundation Recognition marks Dow’s 15th consecutive year receiving a perfect score on the Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index In recognition of its inclusive workplace, Dow has been named by the Human Rights…

Abbott Earns Workplace Diversity Honor

Originally posted on Abbott.com and LinkedIn Employee survey results rank Abbott among the 100 top U.S. employers for creating inclusive work cultures. Diversity is ingrained in who we are at Abbott. It’s how we innovate and how we collaborate. It’s how we think and how we are. It’s how we…