Rush Limbaugh -- a man who rarely evades controversy -- has angered enough people this time that some of his radio advertisers are pulling their ads, including Sleep Train Mattress.
Yesterday it was reported that Rush Limbaugh, 61, had called Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute.
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"What does it say about the college coed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right?" Limbaugh said.
Fluke had been denied the chance to testify at hearings held by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to discuss President Obama's contraceptive rule.
Now groups like ToppleBush.com are publishing lists of Limbaugh's radio sponsors and advertisers so that consumers can begin to boycott the brands.
Companies include Quicken Loans, based in Detroit; Century 21 Real Estate LLC, based in Parsippany, N.J.; ProFlower;, Sleep Train Mattress Center, based in North Highlands, Calif.; and eHarmony, based in Pasadena, Calif.
Interestingly, eHarmony founder Nell Warren also is against gay relationships. His Limbaugh ties give clearer indications of Warren's political views.
Sleep Train today announced via its Twitter account @theSleepTrainReply that it is pulling its Rush Limbaugh ads: "We don't condone negative comments directed toward any group. In response, we are currently pulling our ads from Rush with Rush Limbaugh."
Consumers and anti-Limbaugh supporters are encouraging other companies to follow Sleep Train's move.
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