Netflix Ditches Rush Limbaugh After Slurs

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After Mike Fossum and others reported earlier that Netflix was still advertising with Rush Limbaugh, people started calling the company, Tweeting, and canceling services.

Continuing to advertise on Limbaugh's show may prove an even stupider business move than Qwikster, @Netflix -- it's time to #boycottrush(image) 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I just put my @netflix account on hold. As long as they support Rush Limbaugh w/ their advertising, I don't want them to have my $.(image) 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I called @netflix & told 'em if they don't quit advertising on Limbaugh, we're done. NETFLIX: 1-866-579-7115(image) 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Netflix is still advertising on Rush Limbaugh's show. Me thinks this would be a good time to cancel - what say you @netflix(image) 4 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Wow, #Netflix! I posted the Limbaugh question on your Facebook page and within a minute it was taken down. Bad form. #Xfinity looking good.(image) 5 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Dear Netflix, pull your rush Limbaugh ads. I can totally live without you.(image) 13 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

After all this controversy, Netflix had to say something. They made a statement about their buy of ads on Limbaugh's show.

"Netflix has not and does not purchase advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show. We do buy network radio advertising and have confirmed that two Netflix spots were picked up in error around the Rush Limbaugh show. We have instructed our advertising agency to make sure that this error will not happen again."

Reports are coming in that insurance giant Geico, who was thought to have stayed with Limbaugh as well, is also claiming their spots were local market buys and will not happen again.

@julie19612009 Thank you for your comments. GEICO is not a sponsor of Rush’s program.(image) 3 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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