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

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.

 

Image: The New Civil Rights Movement

H/T: My good friend QueerJohnPA

  • http://twitter.com/ednapeacedr peacedr

    They are suspending their ads for how long, till this blows over? Also, notice you have to like their stupid FB page in order to read it. IMHO it’s a ploy to get more FB likes and social media activity, which only helps them rank better on Google (i.e. get more traffic, and make more money). It’s all about the money.

  • http://patriotboy.blogspot.com Gen. JC Christian, patriot

    Read their statement. They “suspended” ads. Willing to sponsor hate after furor dies down.

  • Reason8200

    Sharia Liberals spew their hate daily to try and destroy anyone they disagree with. Carry on Elrushbo

    • fembrithil

      How does that Kool-Aid taste?

      Reason8200, if you wouldn’t want your mother, sister, or grandmother called a slut, then you should understand our position as women. Political stance aside, no innocent woman deserves that kind of disrespect.

      • DennisRH

        I’m guessing obama didn’t call Sarah Palin to apologize for left wing Democrat Bill Maher calling her a cunt, did he?

        • jojo

          The difference? Maher goes after targets that have the means to defend themselves, for substantiated reasons.

          You were saying?

          • DennisRH

            Fluke has been exposed as nothing more than a left wing shill for this administration who went before Congress and the nation to promote more illegal government intervention into our lives. Can you say target rich environment?

            She intentionally opened the door to her sex life and her private life in general and thus to any and all criticism.

            She has a fawning leftist media at her disposal. She definitely has the means to defend her slutty lifestyle.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NIUOARNLXCZCJVOJSYRPCG7SFY Random Me

    nothing new here, they got more free press, the delay was intentional, they can go back to things like the easy saver scam and telling customers that the local florists were sold out in adwords ads (when the local florists were not sold out).

  • FairlyUnbalanced

    Isn’t Rush the slut, the one who takes money for sex?

  • http://twitter.com/merk68 Craig Merkey

    I can’t actually believe these companies; any companies with ethics at all would sponsor this Megalomaniac and his delusional rants! Goes to show the all mighty $$ is more important that a good reputation. This individual has been basically slandering the same groups for twenty years….The saddest part is people have been believing him… Come on!!! Just wait the blaming will start…

  • Bhull3

    Given enough rope (and ego), evil will ALWAYS do itself in. How someone like that can attain so much power is a sad testament to the apathy and weak mindedness of people who refuse or too afraid to THINK! It’s We The People who should be running this country. I love to see us band together collectively to denounce a wrong. Keep it up America! Real change is in our collective voices.

  • http://profiles.google.com/writerwriter1 Writer Writer

    “Suspend” is not good enough. Boycott ProFlowers until they STOP and pull ads permanently.

  • Mhill95

    I cancelled all personal and business contacts with proflowers

  • 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.

  • 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.