Fox News fixture Sean Hannity is in the middle of a firestorm in which at least five companies said over the weekend that they’re pulling their ads from his show, CNBC reports. In response, fans of Hannity are threatening boycotts against the companies while others are coming out in support of the advertisers’ moves.
“Keurig, Realtor.com, 23 and Me, Eloquii and Nature’s Bounty all pulled their ads from the television show, in response to Fox host Sean Hannity’s coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore,” CNBC reports. “Last week, [The Washington Post] published an article suggesting Moore had romantic or sexual relationships with four teenage girls when he was in his 30s, allegations which the candidate has vigorously denied. In the wake of the Post report, Hannity asked his viewers to give Moore the benefit of the doubt.”
The advertisers’ moves were followed by an outcry on social media against the advertisers by Hannity’s fans, including prompting a #BoycottKeurig movement on Twitter.
While many on social media expressed support for Keurig and the other companies, video of people destroying their Keurig coffeemakers has also begun to surface. Here’s a clip posted today by Time …