Lowe's is suffering a backlash from politicians, civil rights advocates and celebrities from Mia Farrow
to Kal Penn
for bowing to pressure from the tiny Florida Family Association to pull the home improvement retail giant's commercials from TLC's All-American Muslim
. But Lowe's was just the latest advertiser approached by the conservative Christian group that claims its campaigns have had varying success. After the jump are other targets of the FFA, including a biography on a Huntington Beach resident.
A Lowe's spokesman explained to The Hollywood
Friday its decision to bow to the FFA: "We understand the program raised concerns,
complaints or issues from
multiple sides of the viewer spectrum, which we found after doing
research of news articles and blogs covering the show."
Under that reasoning, guess we won't see any Lowe's ads during The McLaughlin Group
Here's that list we promised:
ABC's Modern Family
(for characterizing same-sex relationships as normal and heterosexual couples as abnormal, according to the FFA)
Day at Disney World (but, alas, not Disneyland. It's unfair, FFA
claimed, that Gay Day is all day while grad nights and the Night of Joy
Christian celebration are held after-hours)