The Wall Street Journal reports:
NBC anchor Megyn Kelly’s plan to air an interview with right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has caused a firestorm to erupt on social media, but so far advertisers have remained quiet — with at least one notable exception.
J.P. Morgan Chase has asked for its local TV ads and digital ads to be removed from Ms. Kelly’s show and from all NBC news programming until after the show airs, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company doesn’t want any of its ads to appear adjacent to any promotions for the interview, the person added. NBC declined to comment.
On Monday, Kristin Lemkau, J.P. Morgan’s chief marketing officer, questioned why Ms. Kelly would conduct the interview. “As an advertiser, I’m repulsed that @megynkelly would give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes,” she tweeted.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 11, 2017
Sandy Hook families criticize Megyn Kelly for planned Alex Jones interview https://t.co/4RPxtoX0ze
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 13, 2017
Megyn Kelly No Longer Hosting Sandy Hook Benefit Due to Alex Jones Interview https://t.co/MbLtJTnfPg
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 13, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) June 13, 2017
If NBC fails to pull Megyn Kelly's interview w/ Alex Jones, I'll be adding her sponsors to FYI area of https://t.co/2TQSA4UY5F. Ok w/ you?
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) June 13, 2017