Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has now lost two sponsors of his podcast after a live recording at an anti-abortion rally in which he read announcements to the crowd and also reflected on the philosophical dilemma of killing "baby Hitler."
Calm, a phone application to sleep and meditate, became the second company to abandon its sponsorship of Shapiro after the right-wing host appeared before thousands of abortion opponents during Friday's March for Life rally in Washington, DC
"We do not align ourselves with this message," the company posted on Twitter. "We are withdrawing our sponsorship."
We do not align with this message. We are pulling our sponsorship.
– Calm Calm) January 19, 2019
On Friday night, another brand, the maker of toothbrushes Quip, told HuffPost that it was ending its sponsorship of Shapiro's podcast on the readings of the ads.
"Our mission is to make good oral health more accessible to everyone, and podcast advertising is one of the ways we can realize this," Quip said in a statement. "However, after one of our announcements was read in a place we do not support, we have chosen to interrupt our advertising relationship with this program, and we are taking steps to ensure that all of our advertising partners are aligned with our mission and values. oral health ".
Right Wing Watch reporter, Jared Holt, first drew attention to the ad readings during an appearance that had already made news about the timing of Shapiro's "Baby Hitler."
Now Ben is launching ZipRecruiter.
"Last announcement, I promise."
– Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) January 18, 2019
Shapiro defended a hypothetical decision to save the life of a child Adolf Hitler. ZipRecruiter, another sponsor that Shapiro enrolled in the March for Life rally, did not respond to a request for comment.