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Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'

Lowe's decided to pull their advertising from TLC's 'All-American Muslim'.  I know a few of you girls watch the show (I've seen the first 2 episodes).  

It makes me really angry that they chose to do this.  It seems like this one group from Florida is pressuring the companies into pulling their ads during the show because they believe it's "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

Here's an article about it: Clicky

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    Stina51286Stina51286 member
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    edited December 2011
    Gives me one more reason on top of the other ones I already have to not shop there!

     

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    "The conservative Florida Family Association, which is pushing advertisers to drop "All-American Muslim," cheered Lowe's decision. The group called the TLC show "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

    Now I'm pissed off.  Sorry about the weird font.
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    SwazzleSwazzle member
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    edited December 2011
    It's f-ed up right?  I don't get why, I really, really don't.

    I tweeted Lowe's saying how ridiculous is it & that they're doing nothing but spreading hatred & discrimination.  

    If we shopped there we wouldn't be anymore.  



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    polkadot111polkadot111 member
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    Seriously... Do they know that not EVERY person who is a Muslim is dangerous to American values?... Plus what are American values in a culture that is so diverse?? I'm upset. I know where I am NOT going to shop. I think I'll write them a nasty letter. This is sick.
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    edited December 2011

    FI read this article to me this morning as I was getting ready for work. Disgraceful. Didn't they also try to pressure Home Depot into withdrawing sponsorship from LGBTQ events?

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    O_O

    That's cray-cray.
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    Stina51286Stina51286 member
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    Holy H E L L you should see the comments on their fb page!

     

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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    I just don't see how they can say this when the act of pulling their advertising makes a pretty big statement on it's own:

    We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance
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    peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 member
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    Ludicrous.  Seriously.  See, this is why I avoid controversy.

    Guys, at the end of the day, they're just a hardware store.  If they suddenly decided that they were getting too much negative attention and pulled their advertising from an HGTV show, no one would be this upset.
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    polkadot111polkadot111 member
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    edited December 2011
    3M (Command, Scotchbrand tape),
    Airborne Vitamin,
    Amway, (says it has been misrepresented)
    Anheuser Busch Inbev (Select55),
    Art Instruction Schools,
    Bamboozles,
    Bank of America (Cash Rewards),
    Bare Escentuals,
    Brother International (Ptouch),
    Campbell’s Soup,
    Capital One,
    Church & Dwight (Oxi Clean, Arm & Hammer),
    City Furniture,
    Conagra (Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes),
    Corinthian Colleges (Everst411),
    Cotton, Inc.,
    Cumberland Packing (Sweet’N Low), (says it has been misrepresented)
    Dell computers,
    Diamond Foods (Kettlebrand Chips),
    Estee Lauder (Clinique),
    ET Browe (Palmer’s Cocoa butter),
    Gap,
    General Motors (Chevy Runs Deep),
    Good Year,
    Green Mountain Coffee,
    Guthy Renker (Proactiv),
    Hershey kisses,
    Home Depot, (says it has been misrepresented)
    Honda North America,
    HTC Phones,
    Ikea,
    JC Penney,
    JP Morgan Chase (Chase Sapphire),
    Kayak.com, Kellogg (Special K),
    Koa Brands (John Frieda),
    Leapfrog Enterprise (Leapster Explorer),
    Lowe’s (admits to cancelling ads) ***
    Mars (Dove Chocolate),
    McDonald’s,
    Nationwide Insurance,
    News Corp (We bought a zoo movie),
    Nintendo (Mariokartz.com),
    Novartis (Theraflu),
    Old Navy,
    Pernod Ricard (Kahlua),
    Petsmart,
    Pier One,
    Pfizer (Centrum vitamin),
    Procter & Gamble (Align Probiotic, Crest, Febreze, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Pur, Tide),
    Progressive Insurance,
    Prudential Financial,
    Radio Shack,
    Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse,
    SC Johnson (Drano, Glade, Scrubbing Bubbles),
    Sears ,
    Signet (Kay Jewelers),
    Sonic Drive-ins,
    Subaru, T
    HQ (uDraw),
    T-Mobil,
    Toyota (Camry),
    Volkswagen,
    Vtech (Mobi Go, V Reader),
    Wal-Mart
    Whirlpool (Maytag)

    There's a whole list of other companies that have pulled advertisements.
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    SwazzleSwazzle member
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    edited December 2011
    Hope, they all pulled their ads for that show???



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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_lowes-pulls-advertising-american-muslim?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4379ea67-a0de-4ef8-a7e3-36da0002ffdcPost:d814640f-39ed-4674-937e-10e868b96743">Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hope, they all pulled their ads for that show???
    Posted by rdr716[/QUOTE]

    <div>I think those are all companies who passed on the opportunity to advertise during that show when they do advertise on other TLC time-slots.  I don't think they all pulled advertising slots they had already purchased.</div>
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    lennonkdclennonkdc member
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    Two Christian american's successfully blew up a US federal building killing 168 men woman and children. One Christian man shot 19 people, killing 6 again including a child, in an attempt to assassinate a US congress woman. Yet Lowes pull's its ad's from a show about regular american's trying to live in peace? Yeah that makes sense...



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    wink0erinwink0erin member
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    I really place more blame on the crazies that are like "THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!" than Lowe's for pulling their ads. I'll still shop there, because I know the people at my Lowe's aren't muslim haters.

    And, EFFFFFFFFFFF that stupid group from Florida. I would love to find a way to take all those stupid groups and ship them to an island somewhere where they can all be closed-mided together.

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    audrewuhaudrewuh member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_lowes-pulls-advertising-american-muslim?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4379ea67-a0de-4ef8-a7e3-36da0002ffdcPost:289aae8b-7672-44fb-a6de-b8fbcea6405b">Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'</a>:
    [QUOTE]I really place more blame on the crazies that are like "THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!" than Lowe's for pulling their ads. I'll still shop there, because I know the people at my Lowe's aren't muslim haters. And, EFFFFFFFFFFF that stupid group from Florida. I would love to find a way to take all those stupid groups and<strong> ship them to an island somewhere where they can all be closed-mided together.</strong>
    Posted by wink0erin[/QUOTE]

    <div>This. And can we send the Westbourough (sp?) people there too? </div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_lowes-pulls-advertising-american-muslim?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:4379ea67-a0de-4ef8-a7e3-36da0002ffdcPost:cdf572ec-a623-4807-bb9a-f3238caf7f23">Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim' : This. And can we send the Westbourough (sp?) people there too? 
    Posted by audrewuh[/QUOTE]

    Maybe their ship will sink on the way to the island... =P
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_lowes-pulls-advertising-american-muslim?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4379ea67-a0de-4ef8-a7e3-36da0002ffdcPost:cdf572ec-a623-4807-bb9a-f3238caf7f23">Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim' : This. <strong>And can we send the Westbourough (sp?) people there too? </strong>
    Posted by audrewuh[/QUOTE]

    <div>Westboro Baptist Church. </div><div>
    </div><div>THOSE PEOPLE MAKE ME SOOOOOOOO ANGRY. OMG.</div>



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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_lowes-pulls-advertising-american-muslim?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4379ea67-a0de-4ef8-a7e3-36da0002ffdcPost:90c14a7f-9c09-4abc-867b-09f2f2125957">Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim' : <strong>Maybe their ship will sink on the way to the island... =P</strong>
    Posted by wink0erin[/QUOTE]

    <div>One can only hope...</div>
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    edited December 2011
    Can we petition the Knot to sponsor this show, since all those other companies are asshats?

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    Lowe's probably looked at their target market and decided it was safer to pull out than to face critcism from narrow-minded groups.The bigger problem is the number of people who believe they should fear a particular group because they are different.

    American values: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

    People seem to have forgotten that message.
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    DanieKADanieKA member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_lowes-pulls-advertising-american-muslim?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4379ea67-a0de-4ef8-a7e3-36da0002ffdcPost:64354e35-9f3e-44d0-bbdd-ef83cfc1345d">Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'</a>:
    [QUOTE]Two Christian american's successfully blew up a US federal building killing 168 men woman and children. One Christian man shot 19 people, killing 6 again including a child, in an attempt to assassinate a US congress woman. Yet Lowes pull's its ad's from a show about regular american's trying to live in peace? Yeah that makes sense...
    Posted by lennonkdc[/QUOTE]

    <div>This. I always wonder what people are thinking when they say or believe an entire race of people, or particular country, or people of a particular origin are trying to destroy America, when there are plenty of homegrown, Christian, All-American terrorists right here. But we aren't cancelling all the American shows, now are we.</div>
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    edited December 2011
    I'm too disgusted to coherently make a statement about this.
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    edited December 2011
    This is really disgusting I hear about this earlier and was shocked. I can't believe some people are so narrow minded.....

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    edited December 2011
    Wow I was just reading some of the comments on their FB page like Stina said & OMG. These people are absolutely DISGUSTING. 



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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_lowes-pulls-advertising-american-muslim?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4379ea67-a0de-4ef8-a7e3-36da0002ffdcPost:a73972f8-6e05-41e4-b06a-3f9559989d61">Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'</a>:
    [QUOTE]Wow I was just reading some of the comments on their FB page like Stina said & OMG. These people are absolutely DISGUSTING. 
    Posted by rdr716[/QUOTE]

    I read the Lowe's facebook page and TONS of people are telling Lowes off. HAHA
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_lowes-pulls-advertising-american-muslim?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4379ea67-a0de-4ef8-a7e3-36da0002ffdcPost:64354e35-9f3e-44d0-bbdd-ef83cfc1345d">Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'</a>:
    [QUOTE]Two Christian american's successfully blew up a US federal building killing 168 men woman and children. One Christian man shot 19 people, killing 6 again including a child, in an attempt to assassinate a US congress woman. Yet Lowes pull's its ad's from a show about regular american's trying to live in peace? Yeah that makes sense...
    Posted by lennonkdc[/QUOTE]
    THIS. Totally agree. People who don't consider that it's not just one group who does something bad really piss me off. It's like people who think that same sex marriage will ruin the institution of marriage. Um really? I think most straight people mess that one up on their own!
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    I've been reading up on this group. Their website is absolutely shocking. I wasn't aware how many shows this group has successfully managed to get companies to pull advertising from. A lot of these companies cave like a house of cards built by a two year old.

    The list pp posted are companies the FFA claims responibilty for getting them to pull their ads. Not all of them defnitely pulled their ads JUST because of the FFA or even pulled their ads at all.
    For instance, if the show airs on Monday at 8pm and has two Target commercials airing during that show, but then has no commercials airing the next Monday it could just be that the company switched programs or days, unaware of the show itself. But the FFA will notice the missing commercials and pat themselves on their backs.
    A good example... Sweet and Low company said they had no plans to air commercials during that show, but specifically said it wasn't because of the shows content. The FFA congratulated each other on their letter writing campaign, anyway.

    The reason why Lowes in hitting the news is because they admitted to pulling their ads because of the content the FFA claims the show has.

    Personally, I'm also concerned with Degrassi, a show the FFA is hitting hard because of a transgender character, among other grievances, I'm sure.




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    bethsmilesbethsmiles member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_lowes-pulls-advertising-american-muslim?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4379ea67-a0de-4ef8-a7e3-36da0002ffdcPost:607bcbf4-23fe-4dc9-925e-e7529e071375">Re: Lowe's Pulls Advertising From 'All-American Muslim'</a>:
    [QUOTE]I've been reading up on this group. Their website is absolutely shocking. I wasn't aware how many shows this group has successfully managed to get companies to pull advertising from. A lot of these companies cave like a house of cards built by a two year old. The list pp posted are companies the FFA claims responibilty for getting them to pull their ads. Not all of them defnitely pulled their ads JUST because of the FFA or even pulled their ads at all. For instance, if the show airs on Monday at 8pm and has two Target commercials airing during that show, but then has no commercials airing the next Monday it could just be that the company switched programs or days, unaware of the show itself. But the FFA will notice the missing commercials and pat themselves on their backs. A good example... Sweet and Low company said they had no plans to air commercials during that show, but specifically said it wasn't because of the shows content. The FFA congratulated each other on their letter writing campaign, anyway. The reason why Lowes in hitting the news is because they admitted to pulling their ads because of the content the FFA claims the show has. Personally, I'm also concerned with <strong>Degrassi</strong>, a show the FFA is hitting hard because of a transgender character, among other grievances, I'm sure.
    Posted by Simply Fated[/QUOTE]

    I didn't realize that show was even on anymore. I thought it got cancelled ages ago. There always going to be annoying groups like that out there, it's annoying but there really isn't much we can do.

    It was stupid of Lowes to say that they pulled their advertising for that reason. If they hadn't said anything I kind of doubt anyone would've noticed. Someone in their PR department needs to be fired.


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    All I can say is, my heart weeps.
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