NBC just lost a huge advertiser over its Alex Jones interview

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, JP Morgan Chase is pulling local and internet advertising dollars from NBC in the wake of backlash over Megyn Kelly’s interview with InfoWars founder and crackpot conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Citing a source close to the matter, WSJ reports that the banking giant does not want its brand appearing with promotions for the interview which is set to air in its entirety on the June 18 edition of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. Kelly posted a preview of the interview to her official Twitter account on Sunday.

Speaking out on Twitter this Sunday, JP Morgan Chase Chief Marketing Officer Kristen Lemkau slammed the network for giving Jones, who’s claimed that the Sandy Hook school massacre was a staged “false flag” event, such a huge platform.

“As an advertiser, I’m repulsed that would give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes. Why?” Lemkau tweeted.

Kelly defended the decision to interview Jones, saying that it’s necessary to “shine a light” on him.

“POTUS’s been on & praises @RealAlexJones‘ show,” Kelly tweeted while highlighting a follower’s criticism.. “He’s giving Infowars a WH press credential. Many don’t know him; our job is 2 shine a light.”

Watch a preview of the interview below:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.