No matter how great the product or how strong the marketing, no company is immune to public backlash. For decades, consumers have used their wallets to make a statement, from the political to the personal.
And in the social media age, negative news spreads faster than ever. Here are 26 examples of companies that faced outrage for actions that range from launching thoughtless advertising campaigns to producing dangerous chemicals. Find out what these companies did that inspired public outcry.
Last updated: March 25, 2021
Pictured: Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on Oct. 21, 2018.
Fox News Faces Advertiser Boycotts
Host Tucker Carlson, in the June 8 edition of his Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” said about the growing anti-racism protests across the country, “This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about black lives, and remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will.” Advertisers including T-Mobile, Papa John’s and Disney swiftly pulled their advertisements from the program.
In December 2018 Carlson and his show experienced a similar wave of advertiser boycotts after he said immigrants make the…