To what, you ask? Well, to all the corporate sponsors withdrawing support of whatever is the Cause du Jour by one political or social justice side or the other.
Today’s kerfuffle is NBC’s Megyn Kelly Show interviewing InfoWars Alex Jones.
JP Morgan announced it is withdrawing its advertising in this comment in the WSJ article:
J.P. Morgan Chase has asked for its local TV ads and digital ads to be removed from Ms. Kelly’s show and from all NBC news programming until after the show airs, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company doesn’t want any of its ads to appear adjacent to any promotions for the interview, the person added.
NBC declined to comment.
Love or hate Alex Jones, I’m in the latter category thinking he’s pretty much a loon, there’s a simple way of showing your disapproval for a show. Don’t watch it. Wow, didn’t take a genius to come up with that.
Same goes for two sponsors pulling out of Shakespeare in the Park for the mock assassination of a Trump-looking character in Julius Caesar. Do I think the play producers are crass for pulling such a political stunt, ruining a classic Shakespeare play? Yes. Shakespeare himself is rolling over in his grave. But for me it’s easy – don’t buy tickets to the play. I don’t in any way hold the ad sponsors responsible for the content. They are looking for numbers, viewers who will use their product, and certainly Shakespeare in the Park, until this year, is a very special aspect of NYC culture, worthy of corporate sponsorship.
It’s not just sponsorship that is in jeopardy. Advertisers are being threatened by political and social justice warriors. I can name any number of incidents where social media has brought a company to its knees, to apologize, or to withdraw. Insanity.
Where will it end? The Left demands and the Right demands and corporations are folding to the whims of those demands. I stand vehemently opposed to corporations caving.
Watch Megyn’s show or don’t. It’s your choice and that’s how you make your voice heard. Agree?