Tuesday, July 25, 2006
T-Mobile Caves To Far Right Extremist Group
T-Mobile's CEO announced they are yanking all ads from the FX cable channel for the foreseeable future because of shows like the Emmy nominated "Rescue Me." Why? Because the American Family Association created a fake controversy by deluging T-Mobile with their members' emails complaining about these shows. In other words, the AFA doesn't want to watch "Rescue Me" so no one else should be able to watch it either. (And believe me, if every advertiser yanked their ads, the show would certainly be cancelled.) The head of T-Mobile is either a bigot himself or an idiot. Doesn't he know the AFA has been labeled as "extremist" by the Southern Poverty Law Center? Doesn't he know their "boycotts" are a joke and have never worked when a company has told them to take a hike with their bigotry and prejudice? Doesn't he know "Rescue Me" airs at 10 p.m. and is well-known for its raw nature -- if someone watches it, they know what to expect. T-Mobile should advertise on all types of shows, from "Rescue Me" to "Seventh Heaven." Their customers certainly watch both. And finally, isn't the moral superiority the head of T-Mobile tried to claim pretty absurd since he's used rapper Snoop Dogg (who praises the gangsta life and sexy "bitches") and Paris Hilton (famous for her sleazy sex tape and bimbo billionaire lifestyle) in his advertisements? Let T-Mobile's Robert Dotson know what you think about him aligning his company with an extremist far right hate group. Leave a complaint -- especially if you're a customer -- at 800-937-8997 (customer service) or call Dotson at corporate headquarters at 425-378-4000. You can email T-Mobile from their website here.