'Bye-bye Tucker Carlson!' Says T-Mobile CEO as Major Advertisers Pull Out of Fox News Show

T-Mobile's CEO has said the company will no longer advertise on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show following the host's controversial views on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Disney and Papa John's are among the other companies that have pulled their advertisements from the Fox News program, Tucker Carlson Tonight.

The backlash comes following the hosts' Monday night monologue about the George Floyd protests which he declared were "definitely not about black lives."

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert, responding to a Twitter user asking if the telecom company supported Carlson's message, wrote back: "It definitely is not. Bye-bye Tucker Carlson! #BlackLivesMatter."

A tweet from the company's official account echoed the sentiment: "Of course. We haven't run ads on Tucker Carlson Tonight since early May and have cancelled all future placements. We will continue to support those who stand against racial injustice."

They also tweeted support for the movement on June 3, posting: "Stand against violence & injustice against Black Americans. Act now by joining us in donating to
@NAACP_LDF and find ways to show support here."

T-Mobile did not respond to Newsweek's request for comment at the time of reporting.

Disney confirmed to Deadline that they would not be placing any further ads on Tucker Carlson. The company said to Popular Information that the ABC ads (of which Disney is the parent company) were placed by a third party ad buyer, with the House of Mouse unaware they were broadcast during the show.

On May 31, Disney pledged their support for Black Lives Matters in a statement from CEO Bob Chapek, reading: "The killing of George Floyd has forced our nation to once again confront the long history of injustice that black people in America have suffered, and it is critical that we stand together, speak out and do everything in our power to ensure that acts of racism and violence are never tolerated."

Disney did not respond to Newsweek's request for comment at the time of reporting.

Fast food pizza giant Papa John's has also pulled their ad deal with Tucker Carlson, confirming to Popular Information that they have "decided to suspend all resources allocated against opinion-based programming."

The companies' CEO Rob Lynch tweeted support for Black Lives Matter on June 3 also, pledging to support "diversity, equity, and inclusion."

"Our hearts go out to our black employees, communities, and friends. We stand with you against racism and injustice. We will continue to work to drive change," he said.

Papa John's did not respond to Newsweek's request for comment at the time of reporting.

Office furniture company Vari, who have publically supported Black Lives Matter, also ended their advertisements with the Fox show.

A Fox News spokesperson told Newsweek that all national ads were moved to other programs and there has not been any money lost.

Carlson also took aim at Sesame Street this week, criticizing the beloved children's show join educational special with CNN about racism and the current racial tensions.

"It's a children's show. Got that, Bobby? America is a very bad place and it's your fault, so no matter what happens, no matter what they do to you when you grow up, you have no right to complain," he said Tuesday.

It's not the first time Carlson has lost advertising for airing his views—in 2018, over 20 companies pulled the plug on their deal with the show when Carlson claimed that undocumented people made America "poorer, and dirtier, and more divided."

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. A number of advertisers have left his show in the wake of his comments on the Black Liver Matter protests across the country. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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