Calif. senator threatens boycott over Lowe’s ads

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A California state senator is considering calling for a boycott of Lowe’s stores after the home improvement chain pulled its advertising from a reality show about Muslim-Americans. Calling the retail giant’s decision “naked religious bigotry,” Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, said Sunday he’ll also consider legislative action if Lowe’s doesn’t apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC’s “All-American Muslim” after the Florida Family Association complained the program was a danger to “American liberties and traditional values.” The show chronicles the lives of several Muslim-American families living in Dearborn, Mich. Lowe’s issued a statement apologizing for having “managed to make some people very unhappy.” The company did not say whether it would reinstate advertising on the show. Lieu says the apology doesn’t go far enough.

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One Response

  1. Screw this senator. I appreciate that Lowe’s stood up for America and does not support our enemies. I will go and purchase something at Lowes this week just to show my support even though I do not need anything.

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