Media giant Fox News pulled the plug on an ad by the Trump campaign that was considered by many to be racist.
“Upon further review, FOX News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or FOX Business Network,” Gambelli said in an emailed statement, The Hill reported.
NBC also pulled the advertisement, following the lead of former cable news front-runner, CNN, who declined to run the ad at all, having deemed it racist, according to the New York Post.
“After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible,” an NBC rep said in a statement to CNN.
The advertisement, which was tweeted by President Donald Trump in support of Republicans in their midterm races, was part of his “America First” initiative.
The ad shows dark clips of the migrant caravan, making it’s way north toward the United States, showing many individuals, presumed to be part of the current group, pushing and shoving down border walls.
The ad also features convicted murderer and illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes during his court case, saying that Democrats are looking to let in more immigrants, who are unvetted, and could be similar to Bracamontes.
In the footage, it showed Bracamontes menially talking about his murders, and his regret is only that he hadn’t killed more police officers.
After it aired, there was an immediate backlash, with users flooding Twitter with condemnation for the network airing the ad.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
“So @nbc and @Comcast aired that racist Trump caravan commercial during the football game. Who made that decision? How did they decide it was ok? I am disgusted that you would air that after @cnn refused to air it because it is explicitly racist. Shame on you. @NBCNews,” filmmaker and comic Judd Apatow wrote in a post, according to the Post.