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T-Mobile CEO To Tucker: “Bye-Bye Tucker Carlson!”



Companies including T-Mobile and Papa John’s Pizza are distancing themselves from Tucker Carlson’s television show on Fox News after the conservative host’s dismissive comments about the Black Lives Matters movement.

The backlash intensified after Carlson on Monday offered an inflammatory take on the nationwide anti-racism demonstrations that have followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

“This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about black lives, and remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will,” Carlson told viewers on June 8, the first day of Floyd’s memorial in his adopted hometown of Houston.

Asked by a Twitter user the next day if Carlson’s message was one T-Mobile supported, CEO Mike Sievert tweeted back, “It definitely is not. Bye-bye Tucker Carlson! #BlackLivesMatter.”

In fact, the telecom said in a subsequent tweet that it had cut ties with Carls… (Read more)

T-Mobile tweeted: Hey there, Tim. We hear you. We haven’t run ads on Tucker Carlson Tonight since early May and have cancelled all future placements. We will continue to support those who stand against racial injustice. ^AdamBailey

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