Lowe's Home Improvement has found itself facing a backlash after the retail giant pulled ads from a reality show about American Muslims.Lowe's decided the show was too much of a lightning rod for them to be involved and they pulled their ads. Advertisers have been doing the same thing to all kinds of shows since the advent of TV. Companies like Lowe's don't like being involved in controversy. It's just good business.
The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."
The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of five families from Dearborn, Mich., a Detroit suburb with a large Muslim and Arab-American population.
A state senator from Southern California said Sunday he was considering calling for a boycott.
Calling the Lowe's decision "un-American" and "naked religious bigotry," Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock.
So, where does this gnat Democrat senator get the idea he has the right to legislate how advertisers spend their money, or how they make marketing decisions? He's a liberal Democrat. That's all you need to know. He knows best how you should spend your money. And the letter he sent to Lowe's is absolutely laughable.
Go ahead and call for a boycott, Lieu. Until this story came out nobody even knew who you were so enjoy your 15 minutes of stupidity.