Lowe’s, the home-improvement chain, issued an apology over the weekend for pulling advertising from TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” including from social conservatives and the Florida Family Assn.
“Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lighting rod for many of those views. As a result we did pull our advertising on this program. We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance,” the company said in a statement posted on Facebook.
The ads are still pulled, and it’s ignited quite the debate on Lowe’s Facebook page. (Talking Points Memo)
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