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Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Conservatives smash Keurigs in Sean Hannity interview row

Conservatives smash Keurigs in Sean Hannity interview row

This has inflamed Hannity's fans on Twitter, who've been calling for nationwide boycotts of those companies in retaliation. To show their disappointment with Keurig, people began destroying their machines and sharing videos and pictures of them doing so under the trending hashtag "Boycott Keurig". Up until now it's been people burning their once favorite sports team's apparel; now the social media universe is exploding with people destroying their Keurig coffee makers.

The company announced it would be dropping its sponsorship of the show after Hannity seemed to defend Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's purported sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.

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Despite the host saying "no sexual", one of the alleged victims told the Washington Post that Moore touched her genitals over her underwear and forced her to touch his genitals over his underwear when she was 14.

Though most of the non-advertisers didn't give specific reasons for their absence from Hannity, their decisions were disclosed in responses to complaints about Sean Hannity's radio interview with Moore Thursday.

"And consensual, that's true", said Hannity.

Keurig announced its decision on Twitter, responding to Media Matters for America president Angelo Carusone, who urged the company to take a stand.

The heated political environment has created a slew of headaches for marketers who are pilloried for supporting some news networks and then slammed when they pull their ads.

"Thanks for bringing this to our attention".

Already one of the highest-rated personalities in cable news, Hannity has seen his ratings jump since Fox News moved him to a different time slot last month. Three other women interviewed by The Post said Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s.

'The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling, ' said Colorado Sen.

Social media users attacked Hannity, pointing out the accusers would not been old enough to provide legal consent.

Five brands, including coffeemaker company Keurig, tweeted over the weekend that they would avoid advertising on Fox News' "Hannity". More than 30 million Keurig coffee machines were sold between 2012-2015 alone, according to company financial statements. The website's parent company is owned by Rupert Murdoch - the head of Fox News and it's subsidiaries.

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