While I have read your statements (and your company’s tweets) that it wasn’t your intent to injure or discriminate by pulling your ad-buy from TLC’s “Al American Muslim”, I’m sorry to say that is exactly what you did.
Your choice to buy advertising, then remove it under threat of prejudiced boycott by bigots, communicates a complicit agreement with that hatred. Moreover, the express purpose of the show is education, displaying the very American nature of these families though they are a religious minority in the United States. Your corporate cowardice serves to further erode the progress toward the fulfillment of the first amendment freedoms all citizens should enjoy.
Personally, I will not be shopping at (or in any way supporting) your business from now on.
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a covenant between equals.” – Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ
- CAIR Asks Lowe’s to Address Anti-Muslim Hate Prompted by TV Ad Pull-Out (prnewswire.com)
- Lawmaker: Lowe’s ‘bigoted’ for pulling ‘All-American Muslim’ ads (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Lowe’s pulls ads from ‘All-American Muslim’ (abclocal.go.com)