In the wake of Jason Biggs’ misogynistic comments about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan, The Colorado Rockies announced yesterday that it has canceled “Nickelodeon Day.” In response, thousands of Twitter users posted comments supporting The Rockies.
Major Nickelodeon advertisers, by strong contrast, have not taken any action to distance themselves from either Nickelodeon or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
This morning, Twitchy contacted Nickelodeon advertisers General Mills, Kellogg’s, Sears, and Kraft Foods. All were familiar with the controversy.
None except Sears has condemned Jason Biggs’ comments. None has decided to pull ads from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
A Kellogg’s rep noted that Nickelodeon has deleted all the links it posted to Biggs’ sex-obsessed Twitter page.
Sears Holdings Co. and its subsidiary, Kmart, disavowed Biggs’ comments earlier this week, but they are not pulling ads.
“I have checked and see that Sears has not pulled its ads from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” said a customer service rep.
By contrast, Sears refuses to run ads on the Rush Limbaugh show. Sam’s Club, which is owned by Nickelodeon advertiser Walmart, also has said it will not run ads on Limbaugh’s show.
Some Twitter users say they will not buy products made by companies that sponsor Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Our campaign to remove @jasonbiggs from @TMNTMaster or boycott all advertisers of @NickelodeonTV @viacom is to escalate! ..
— Chris (@Chris_1791) September 6, 2012
Will boycott Kraft/General Mills/Kellogs./Nickelodeon -Jason Biggs' Twitter account – lewd posts | Fox News http://t.co/hVyRKTvL via @fox411
— donttreadonme53 (@donttreadonme53) September 6, 2012
General Mills, Kellogs and Kraft Foods are sponsors of Nickelodeon which need to be totally boycotted along with Nickelodeon. TOTALLY!!!!!
— Rhondal Burns (@rhondalburns) September 5, 2012
@GeneralMills Hi please remove yourselves from the trainwreck at Nickelodeon until they fire Jason Biggs or no General Mills in my house.
— James E Thompson (@JamesEThompson3) September 3, 2012
Boycott @NickelodeonTV until they get rid of @JasonBiggs! Boycott @NickelodeonTV sponsors! Dont let up!
— valerie (@valsocal) September 3, 2012
@Kraftfoods @GeneralMills On my way to the supermarket but I'm not buying your products until you tell @NickelodeonTV to dump @JasonBiggs
— mtadude (@mtadude) September 2, 2012
@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] I will not continue supporting your business until Nickelodeon fires Jason Biggs
— Life Integrative HC (@LifeIHCnow) September 4, 2012
@Kelloggs_US Until you address the issue concerning @NickelodeonTV and it's association with @JasonBiggs I will boycott your products.
— Imaumbn™ (@Imaumbn) September 2, 2012
Boycott Nickelodeon and its advertisers
till they fire Jason Biggs @NickelodeonTV #boycottNickelodeonTV
— FrGRV1nan (@RevFr_1nan) September 5, 2012
The Wit and Wisdom of @JasonBiggs WARNING SMUT WARNING SMUT @NickelodeonPR http://t.co/zu1J3Hef #BOYCOTT Nickelodeon @viacom & ADVERTISERS
— Jzzy Emily (@JzzS) September 5, 2012
@Kraftfoods: As a customer, I will NOT buy your product if you support @NickelodeonTV @JasonBiggs vulgarity –> http://t.co/pn4R4Duz
— Dave (@virginiapops) September 2, 2012
A list of Nickelodeon advertisers, along with contact information, can be found here.
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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/06/advertisers-stand-by-nickelodeon/