Fox News Powerhouse Ends Show One Advertiser Short
The development came one day after Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick playfully mocked Democratic White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke as “light in the loafers.”
Shortly after, men’s wellness company Hims announced it would no longer advertise on the embattled Fox News host’s program. (The Wrap)
“Hims was founded to break down barriers for all people when it comes to obtaining quality healthcare. As a brand for everyone, we strongly denounce intolerance of any kind and therefore you won’t find our ads on this program going forward,” the company said in a brief statement on Twitter Tuesday.
Ingraham’s advertisers have faced pressure from Twitter activists at Media Matters for America, Sleeping Giants and elsewhere after the Fox News host’s discussion with Patrick in which he used the expression commonly understood as a slur against LGBT people.
“Was he always this left wing?” Ingraham asked of O’Rourke during the Monday night show.
“He is so light in the loafers, he floats off the ground at times,” Patrick said as Ingraham shook her head.