Recently a group of American Jesus fans in, yes, Florida became upset during the course of their hundred-plus hours of television viewing each week when they discovered some new reality teevee show with the controversial premise “American Muslims are regular family people,” because why should some Muslims get to be normal when evangelical Christians have to be so insane all the time? NOT FAIR. So… maybe just “change the channel to one of four hundred other concurrently running programs,” if you insist on being a weepy bigot? Ha ha, NO. These turds, the “Florida Family Association,” immediately protested, and incredibly enough one of the program’s advertisers, awful retail chain Lowe’s, decided that it, too, was so “pro-family” that they needed to get rid of its ads on this show, about families. But they apologize, on Facebook, if anyone somehow got the weird impression that their company is run by spineless assholes!
Bet they are very glad Facebook hasn’t yet gotten around to adding a “phuck you” button to their platform yet! Here’s their awkward statement:
It appears that we managed to step into a hotly contested debate with strong views from virtually every angle and perspective – social, political and otherwise – and we’ve managed to make some people very unhappy. We are sincerely sorry. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, across our workforce and our customers, and we’re proud of that longstanding commitment.
Lowe’s has received a significant amount of communication on this program, from every perspective possible. Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lighting rod for many of those views. As a result we did pull our advertising on this program. We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance.
Thanks, Lowe’s PR person who hates his/her life right now! Except the statement is missing the sentence where they say they will run the ads again, because fear, always fear. And now a California Senator is calling for a boycott, hooray!
Buzzfeed has also helpfully culled a collection of the batshit Facebook comments for the masochistically-inclined.