( 4UMF NEWS ) Delta Pulls Ads From The Daily Show:
Don’t expect to see Jon Stewart flying Delta any time soon.
The airline announced Tuesday that it had pulled its ads from the “Daily Show” following a skit last month featuring a woman’s legs with a manger in between, CNN reported.
The skit, which was in response to the ongoing debate over birth control and abortion rights, sparked calls for a boycott of the show from the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights.
In a statement to CNN, spokeswoman Leslie Parker said the airline was always “re-evaluating” it’s advertising.
“Delta doesn’t discriminate nor do we condone discrimination in regard to age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or gender,” she added.
She added to Buzzfeed that the decision did not have anything to do with “opinions expressed on the show”.
Her statements seem to matter to the Catholic League, who praised Delta’s decision in a statement on their website and encouraged followers to pressure Kellogg, another major advertiser, to pull their funds from the Comedy Central program.
“Today, all the top management at Kellogg’s will receive a color photo of a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament in between,” the statement read. “Let’s see if that jars them.”
Kellogg said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal Constitution that they did not have any plans to pull their ads.
“Consumers speak most loudly when they vote with their remote control and change the channel or turn off the TV if a program does not fit their personal criteria,” the statement said.
Comedy Central did not immediately reply to a request for comment.