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Wonderful Pistachios Must Drop Bee's Show

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org


NEW YORK, June 25, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the league's latest move regarding Samantha Bee's TBS show, "Full Frontal":


Now that we have succeeded in getting Verizon, P&G, Wendy's, and Ashley HomeStore to stop advertising on Samantha Bee's "Full Frontal," next up is Wonderful Pistachios.


Wonderful Pistachios is the product of The Wonderful Company, a Los Angeles-based company that sells California pistachios all over the world; its reach is enormous. Given its high profile, it surely does not want to be tagged as supporting a show that denigrates women and Catholics.


The unforgiveable comment made by Bee about the president's daughter--calling her a "c***"--still sticks in the mind of most Americans. That is why sponsors are fleeing her show left and right.


Wonderful Pistachios, with its familiar black packaging, is a great product. But there is nothing great about sponsoring a misogynist and an anti-Catholic bigot.


On June 22, we sent a letter in the overnight mail to Stewart Resnick, the head of The Wonderful Company; he should now be in possession of it. I asked him to pull ads for Wonderful Pistachios from Bee's show.


Please be advised that the June 27 show is a repeat. However, each week new sponsors are sought, repeat or no. They will continue with repeats for a few weeks; the next new show is July 18.


Contact: Mark Carmel, director of corporate communications: Mark.Carmel@wonderful.com