Company Pulled Ads After Hannity Supported Moore in Face of Child Sexual Assault Allegations
New Civil Rights Movement | November 13, 2017
Some right wing fans of Sean Hannity and Roy Moore are so outraged Keurig pulled its ads from the Fox News TV host’s show that they are literally destroying their coffee makers to “boycott” the company. Of course, the machines are already paid for, so the company won’t be feeling any backlash, and, as it turns out, opponents of Moore and Hannity are now saying they will buy Keurig to support the company’s move.
To be clear, conservatives are “boycotting” Keurig because the coffee maker company doesn’t want to be associated with a man who supports a politician credibly accused of child sexual assault. Conservatives think standing with Sean Hannity, who stands by Roy Moore, is making them “patriotic.”
This is where America is right now at this moment in time.
Media Matters president Angelo Carusone reached out to Keurig, and they responded:
Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention. We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.
— Keurig (@Keurig) November 11, 2017
In response, on Twitter, #BoycottKeurig has been trending, and some are posting videos of them (presumably) destroying their Keurig coffee makers, like this:
— KEEM ???? (@KEEMSTAR) November 12, 2017
Hey, @seanhannity, I saw @Keurig took the action of boycotting the show and pulling all ads. I wanted to respond as well. Big fan! cc @DonaldJTrumpJr #MAGA #SupportHannity #BoycottKeurig pic.twitter.com/O44TXHHFTA — Justin Basch (@JustinJBasch) November 12, 2017
Calling all Trump supporters: If you have a Keurig, please throw it out the window immediately. They pulled ads from Hannity so we MUST #BoycottKeurig!pic.twitter.com/0qbHlmyqcA — Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 12, 2017
GOP pollster Frank Luntz tried to set them straight:
Destroying a product you already paid for is not a “boycott.” https://t.co/u9cwnqbzzi
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) November 12, 2017
One man decided to make a short film to protest:
— Angelo John Gage (@AngeloJohnGage) November 12, 2017
As it turns out, Russian bots are the biggest warriors battling to support Hannity and Moore:
Per @SecureDemocracy‘s Russian propaganda tracker: -#BoycottKeurig is the 3rd most popular hashtag & the #1 trending hashtag being pushed by Russian-linked influence networks. -”Keurig” is #1 trending topic being pushed by Russian-linked influence networks. pic.twitter.com/9Oz2w0IiB1 — Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) November 12, 2017
Apparently, the real winner here will be Keurig:
I saw #BoycottKeurig on my timeline got kind of nervous that would have to give up my favorite coffee maker so i looked up why and it’s cause they dropped Sean Hannity…I buying five of those joints for Christmas — OG uncle Ace (@Hi_IamAaron) November 12, 2017
Been to two different stores this morning to buy my @Keurig coffee machine & both are sold out.
Clearly #BoycottKeurig is working perfectly. ????????
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) November 12, 2017
I will be buying a Keurig this afternoon. #BoycottKeurig
— Keith M. (@ksecus) November 12, 2017
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Written by David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement. Image via Twitter.