Fox News' Hannity Fights Back, Rallies Reverse Boycott Of Keurig Brand

Posted November 14, 2017

A trending topic on Twitter right now happens to be #BoycottKeurig, and the reasoning has to do with Fox News and their lovable (LOL) host Sean Hannity.

Single-serving coffee-maker Keurig is in hot water with "Hannity" fans.

Keurig Green Mountain announced it wouldn't run ads during the show Saturday, after the host defended Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore amid allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl several years ago, and perused relationships with other teenagers. Three other women said he dated or asked them out on dates when they were teens and he was in his early 30s.

Hannity urged his viewers not to rush to judgment concerning the claims against Moore. On a second visit, he took off her shirt and trousers and removed his clothes except for his underwear before touching her over her bra and underpants, Corfman told the Post.

During his Thursday radio show, Hannity appeared to accidentally characterize Moore's conduct as "consensual" even though his accuser was a 14-year-old girl.

Six companies have either pulled ads or publicly distanced themselves from Fox News' Hannity after the host was criticized for an interview with Republican Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore.

Keurig is among five USA firms that said they would pull ads from The Sean Hannity Show after the host was accused of going easy on an alleged abuser.

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Not everyone is joining in on destroying perfectly good (and not affordable!) coffee makers, however. "They never said he did - there was no sexual - there was kissing involved, and then they're saying this one encounter with a 14-year-old", he said last week on his radio show. "And there's, I just, I don't know how you find out the truth".

On Monday, deleted an initial tweet about pulling the ads, and Keurig's CEO apologized for "taking sides" in the debate over Moore.

Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention.

Meanwhile, Moore has said the allegations against him are "fake news", and that a lawsuit will be filed over the Washington Post report that detailed alleged incidents.

This is not the first time Media Matters has pressed companies to pull advertising from Hannity's Fox News show.

Other companies posted similar statements to Twitter.

Similarly, back in April, BMW, Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Lexus were some of the brands that pulled their ads from Bill O'Reilly's show The O'Reilly Factor, following a wave of sexual harassment allegations were made against him.