Last week, Tucker Carlson went on air to claim that white supremacy is a lie and “not a real problem in America.”
This absurd statement came just days after a gunman murdered 22 people in El Paso after posting an anti-immigrant manifesto that complained of a “Hispanic invasion.”
“It’s a hoax just like the Russia hoax. It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power “
But, needless to say, neither white supremacy nor Russian interference in our elections is a hoax. They are very real threats to America and Americans.
So if you want to fight back, we are posting the contact details for the show’s top advertisers below.
Carlson takes a ‘vacation’
On Wednesday, at the end of his show, Carlson abruptly announced he was taking some time off, facing mounting controversy over his claims.
But there is a long history of Fox hosts going on vacation after facing boycotts.
— Laura Ingraham announced she was going on vacation in March 2018 after mocking Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg
— Sean Hannity went on vacation in May 2017 after losing advertisers for promoting the Seth Rich conspiracy theory
— Bill O’Reilly went on a vacation in April 2017 — and never returned — after the NY Times reported he had settled five sexual harassment allegations for millions of dollars
This latest “vacation” came immediately after the number of advertisers on the show started dropping rapidly.
Despite leaving on an abrupt and suspiciously timed vacation — a commonly used tactic by Fox to deter advertisers from dropping shows after a host says something particularly egregious — Carlson has continued to lose advertisers.
Nearly 50 companies have issued statements dropping ads on Tucker Carlson’s show since December when he was also accused of making racist statements.
CONFIRMED: Long John Silver will no longer advertise on Fox News.
In 2018, Long John Silver ran ads on Fox almost every day; they advertised heavily for the first portion of 2019. In April declined to renew contract and to avoid Fox News going forward. Today they confirmed to me
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) August 8, 2019
Want to turn up the heat on Tucker Carlson’s advertisers?
Below are the contact details for the show’s top advertisers. Click to tweet at them! Let them know if you will be boycotting their products while they continue to advertise on Carlson’s show.
(Remember to be respectful when talking to customer service representatives as they have no control over where advertising dollars are spent)
The CEO of MyPillow is Mike Lindell.
Email the advertising department: email@example.com. Customer service line: (800) 308-1299.
The CEO of Jenny Craig is Monty Sharma.
Email the media department at PR@jennycraig.com or call the media contact person at (760) 696-4545.
Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb is a division of Bausch Health.
Call the consumer affairs line at (800) 553-5340 or the U.S. Headquarters line for the company is (866) 246-8245.
The CEO of Sandals Resorts is Gebhard Rainer.
Email a press contact person at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the public relations line for the company at (305) 284-1300 ext 4206.
The Venetian Resort
The Venetian Resort is owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Email the media department at email@example.com. Call the feedback line for the company (702) 414-3690.
The CEO of USAA is Stuart Parker.
Call the media relations team at (210) 498-0940.
Bass Pro Shops
The CEO of Bass Pro Shops is Johnny Morris.
Email the advertising department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the media contact line for the company at (417) 873-4567.
The CEO of PetSmart is J.K. Symancyk.
Use the general feedback tab on the contact page to email. Call the customer care line at (888) 839-9638.
The CEO of Samsung is Ki Nam Kim.
Email public affairs office at SamsungDC@sea.samsung.com. Call the customer service line at (800) 726-7864.
The CEO of Sleep Number is Shelly Ibach.
Email the public relations department at email@example.com. Call the customer service line at (888) 411-2188.
There are other companies. You can find a full list of Carlson’s advertisers at Media Matters.