The Fox News shows, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” has been hit with an advertiser boycott following Carlson’s statements about immigrants, according to CNN Business.
In the statement, he claimed that immigration “makes our country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided.”
The boycott has resulted in less commercial breaks for Carlson’s show with advertisers claiming that the program does not support many of the companies’ values.
For now, the advertiser boycott is not hurting Fox News' bottom line, the network spokeswoman told CNN Tuesday, explaining that the advertisers abandoning Carlson's program were moving their commercials to other shows on the channel. Of course, networks always want to fill every hour of programming with advertisements, and the boycott is hindering Fox News' ability to do that on Carlson's show.
The Wire reported that the number of advertisers dropping from the show is at about 21, including groups such as IHOP, Indeed, Pfizer and Ancestry. It was also reported that Carlson claimed to not be intimidated by the boycott.
“You’ve seen it a million times, it happens all the time,” he said. “The enforcers scream ‘racist’ on Twitter, until everyone gets intimidated and changes the subject to the Russia investigation or some other distraction. It’s a tactic, a well worn one. And it won’t work with the show, we’re not intimidated. We plan to say what’s true until the last day.”