Despite the dust-up over Lowe’s pulling their ads from TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” people aren’t flipping over to watch the show. According to Variety, the audience for the December 18 airing slid 30% from the previous week’s levels.
The Charlotte Observer reports that representatives of the home improvement retailer met with two clergy who came to the company’s headquarters with a 200,000-signature petition to restore their ads to the show, and the clergy came away from the meeting with a polite but firm “No.”
The folks at “The Daily Show” have been on a creative roll lately. On Tuesday, we had Jon Stewart and company’s brilliant takedown of Lowe’s and the “All-American Muslim” controversy. Now we have their new segment, which is jokingly sponsored by the controversy-averse home improvement chain.
The conservative group that got Lowe’s to pull its ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims has been fighting for more than two decades against gay rights, strip clubs and most anything else that offends evangelical Christians.
(Reuters) – U.S. home improvement chain Lowe’s defended on Monday its decision to pull advertising from reality show “All-American Muslim” amid charges the company had given in to bigotry. “All-American Muslim,” which airs on The Learning Channel and ends its first season January 8, follows several Muslim families in and around the Detroit suburb of […]