Sponsors pull advertising over O&A suspension
Tags: 2, XM
"It is apparent that XM Radio is beholden to crybaby special interest groups who cannot separate humor from reality," the company said on its website. "It is also unfortunate that XM Radio executives don't have the guts to stand up for their on air talent."
Other advertisers, such as Adameve.com, are reportedly pulling their sponsorship if O&A are not reinstated.
"As an adult company with a long history of fighting for our First Amendment rights, freedom of speech issues are extremely important to Adameve.com.," wrote an Adameve.com representative in a letter to People Against Censorship.
This level of pressure, combined with the enormous XM subscriber backlash, may weigh in XM reconsidering the suspension decision. XM has always said they want to appeal to "cult" audiences. Well... they got 'em.