All American Muslim vs. Lowes: bigotry accusations after company pulls ads

All American Muslim vs. Lowes: bigotry accusations after company pulls ads.

Second Advertiser Yanks Muslim Ads, Says Show “Sucked”

Kayak.com looks to differentiate its decision from that of Lowes, which bowed to conservative complaints about the TLC show.

Kayak.com will follow Lowes’s lead and stop advertising on TLC’s All-American Muslim show, but the discount travel website says that its decision had nothing to do with the outcry from a small group of conservatives who have deemed the reality program nothing short of Islamic propaganda.

“Mostly, I just thought the show sucked,” Robert Birge, Kayak’s chief marketing officer, wrote on his company’s corporate blog explaining the decision not to re-up when the show returns next month. “Based on our dealings with TLC and the simple assessment of the show, I decided we should put our money elsewhere.”

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Read the full story here: Slate Magazine

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