Papa John’s, Huggies, others pull Wonkette ads after Trig-bashing post
April 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A popular pizza chain, a top diaper company and several other companies have vowed to pull advertising from a major liberal blog after it ran a post mocking former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s three-year-old son Trig, who has Down syndrome.
A Fox News article Thursday reported the announcements by Papa John’s pizza and Huggies diapers in the wake of a post on Trig’s birthday April 18 entitled “Greatest Living American: A Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday.”
In the post, Wonkette’s Jack Stuef mocked the boy as “retarded” and the product of incest.
Dana Loesch of Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism has been keeping track of Twitter responses to the offending post, and lists numerous other companies that have also responded by saying they will pull their ads.
They include the Vanguard Group, Holland America Cruises, Nordstrom, Bob Evans Farms, Reliant Energy, DealSwarm, Coldwell Banker and J. Jill.
“We’ve pulled our ads from the site—we wouldn’t have approved them running next to that blog post. (Trig is a cutie pie.),” said one Twitter message from DealSwarm.
“Know what doesn’t go over well with advertisers? Making fun of disabled children,” noted the Fox News article.