Viewers of Tucker Carlson will apparently miss another advertisement from Bowflex after its parent company, Nautilus, asked Fox News to remove its ads from 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
"We can confirm that Nautilus, Inc., parent company for Bowflex, has pulled its ads from the Tucker Carlson Tonight show," the company said. "We buy media broadly across many news networks, and do not target ads based on specific programs or hosts. However, we have requested that Fox News remove our ads from airing in conjunction with Tucker Carlson Tonight in the future. Aside from our decision to remove our ads from his show, we have no other association or affiliation with Mr. Carlson.
Numerous advertisers have quit Carlsons' show since last Thursday night when Carlson commented that illegal immigration has made the country 'dirtier.'
The first advertiser to leave was Pacific Life Insurance Company, who said "As a company, we strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson's statements," in a statement on Friday. "Our customer base and our workforce reflect the diversity of our great nation, something we take great pride in. We will not be advertising on Mr. Carlson's show in the coming weeks as we reevaluate our relationship with his program."
Today, Indeed.com, a job search engine, said it stopped advertising on Carlson's show a month ago. In a statement, a company spokesman said "Indeed's mission is to help people get jobs. As a company, we are nonpartisan -- our site is for everyone, regardless of background or beliefs. Indeed has not advertised on the Tucker Carlson Tonight program in over a month, and has no plans to do so in the future."
Another advertiser, SmileDirectClub, who advertised last Thursday and Friday night said in a statement it is taking steps to remove all ads from Carlson's show, as well as other political talk shows.
On Friday, Fox News responded to the advertiser exodus by releasing the following statement: "It is a shame that left-wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed ‘media watchdogs,’ weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech. We continue to stand by and work with our advertisers through these unfortunate and unnecessary distractions."
Watch Tucker Carlson's controversial segment on immigration: