Rush Limbaugh Loses Another one: ProFlowers Backs off Advertising on the misogynist’s show

March 4, 2012
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After Rush Limbaugh’s incendiary remarks toward Sandra Fluke, the law student coed from Georgetown, his sponsors have been jumping ship one by one. So far, Sleep Number, The Sleep Train, Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom, Citrix, Carbonite, and now ProFlowers have pulled ads from the program, and several others are considering doing the same.

 

PROFLOWERS STATEMENT

At ProFlowers, our mission is to delight our customers with fresh and long lasting flowers, and that is our singular focus each and every day. We do not base our advertising decisions to align with any particular political view or opinion as our employees and customers are as diverse as the USA. Mr. Limbaugh’s recent comments went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company. As such, ProFlowers has suspended advertising on The Rush Limbaugh radio program.

 

 

The wording is suspect since the company has stated they are ‘suspending‘ advertising on the acidic tongued talk show host’s account. But, it’s an optimistic sign that no longer is it acceptable to treat women as second class citizens by a political mouthpiece who deems them as ‘sluts’ on a three day rampage.

 

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H/T: My good friend QueerJohnPA

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  • sotto voce

    “We do not base our advertising decisions to align with any particular political view or opinion as our employees and customers are as diverse as the USA.”

    That is the message I heard when I called ProFlowers to tell them I was no longer a customer due to their cowardly decision to cancel advertising on Limbaugh’s show. That jaw-dropping line about not aligning advertising choices with any particular political view simple reinforced my decision to stop doing business with them. Not only are they cowards, they are shameless hypocrites. The person in their organization who composed that stupid statement was tone-deaf to the fact that their very act of canceling advertising was in and of itself a political statement.

    And while we’re busy stifling free speech, let’s not forget Bill Maher, Louis CK and Letterman (and hoards of other “edgy” comedians and black rappers), all of whom are guilty of either using foul epitaphs or making demeaning remarks against women. These people get a pass because their misogyny is reserved for Conservative women, or, as is the case with black rappers, their skin color protects them from the ire of white liberals.

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