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Lieu Threatens Lowe's Boycott

State Sen. Ted Lieu calls the hardware store's apparent decision to rescind its ads from a TLC program about Muslim Americans "bigoted, shameful, and un-American."

A South Bay state senator is angry that a nationwide homebuilding supply company reportedly pulled its advertising from a cable television show about Muslim Americans.

Sen. Ted Lieu, whose district includes Redondo Beach, said he may ask for a boycott the Lowe's chain unless it reverses its decision and apologizes for pulling its ads from the TLC Network broadcast All-American Muslim.

Lowe's pulled its advertising from the show after being contacted by members of the Florida Family Association.

In several emails to its members, the Florida Family Association called the show "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

The association also published a letter from Lowe's Cos., saying the hardware chain agreed to stop advertising associated with the show.

Lieu called the move "bigoted, shameful and un-American."

The company's North Carolina headquarters issued a statement calling All-American Muslim a "lightning rod" for people who have "strong political and societal views on this topic," and said it will pull its ads because it is "best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance."

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include comment from Lowe's.

Pawdad Granny December 12, 2011 at 02:50 AM
I am thankful that LOWES pulled their advertising from TLC.. I am boycotting TLC ...They have lost all credibility with me.. Ted Lieu needs to back off....
mick December 12, 2011 at 03:49 AM
All-American Muslim is a show to make muslim feel better. Why dont they show the muslums that suppot the show in the middle east.
jim December 12, 2011 at 02:46 PM
"The senator vowed to look into whether Lowe's violated any California laws and said he would also consider drafting a senate resolution condemning the company's actions." How about you look into real criminal actions? One Company's business decision to not get involved in a controversial issue is NONE of any politician's business! Stop wasting taxpayer money over this! But that is the only thing you know how to do - waste money!
Conrad vonBlankenburg December 13, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Yea! except for the cross section of Americans that make their living working a Lowes. I watched that show. It is propaganda ment to brainwash people like you.
Nicole Mooradian December 13, 2011 at 05:18 PM
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