Hulu became the latest target of cancel culture on Tuesday when Democratic organizations launched a boycott after the streaming service refused to run their attack ads against Republican lawmakers’ track record on abortion, guns, and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Despite Hulu’s corporate parent company Disney’s strict policy of not allowing political ads to run on their platform beginning in late 2022, it didn’t stop Democratic officials from slamming the streaming service to the point that hashtag #BoycottHulu was trending in a top spot on Twitter in the US on Tuesday.
“Hulu’s censorship of the truth is outrageous and offensive,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tweeted on Monday. “Voters have the right to know the facts about MAGA Republicans’ extreme agenda on abortion — Hulu is doing a huge disservice to the American people.”
.@Hulu’s censorship of the truth is outrageous and offensive. Voters have the right to know the facts about MAGA Republicans’ extreme agenda on abortion – Hulu is doing a huge disservice to the American people.https://t.co/Bh2dOnoynm
— DCCC (@dccc) July 25, 2022
The Washington Post released a piece on Monday detailing Hulu’s decision to ban the Democratic groups’ political ads after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee complained to the paper that Hulu had rejected their ads on July 15.
However, Variety reports that Hulu does not have the same blanket ban on political ads as Disney, according to their website.
Hulu and Disney did not respond to paper’s requests for comment.
Disney owns two-thirds of Hulu’s controlling interest and Disney executives recently announced that ahead of the Disney+ launch featuring advertisements at the end of 2022, the company will not accept political ads on their platform.
Many took to Twitter to voice their gratitude to Hulu for blocking political ads on the platform.
#BoycottHulu? More like #ThankYouHulu. I wish *more* places blocked political ads entirely.
You’re still content-neutral if you refuse *all* political ads, no matter their content. 😉
— William Garrison Spooner (@wmWillBeHeard) July 26, 2022
So people want to #BoycottHulu because they want MORE political ads. Politics have really fried the brains of everyone in this country
— Jesus Guevara (@SocialistFuture) July 26, 2022
#BoycottHulu is Trending because Disney’s New Target Audience is upset that Hulu isn’t platforming Left Wing Activism.
Don’t Feel Sorry for them, Get Out the Popcorn & Watch as Disney gets eaten alive by the Audience they’ve spent Years trying to Appeal to ? pic.twitter.com/srxi9THgFJ
— ?? Colonel Otaku Gatekeeper ?? (@politicalawake) July 26, 2022
While others complained that Hulu should be running attack ads against the GOP, linking Hulu’s refusal to clutter their service with political advertising to not “avidly supporting women’s rights.”
I canceled my Hulu subscription and I hope that others will do the same. I will not patronize anyone who does not avidly support women’s rights.
— ?????ia??? (@mommamia1217) July 26, 2022
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