Does The Threat Of A Boycott Work?

Here's a letter I sent to Dollar Shave Club, an advertiser on Sean Hannity's radio and television show. I scanned the list of advertisers, and only found one that I regularly do business with.

Written by Bo Elder on Friday November 10, 2017 - Permalink - Category: news

Good afternoon, 

I have been a subscriber to Dollar Shave Club for a bit over a year, and I have really appreciated your service so far. It is convenient, and I have enjoyed all of the various products I've purchased as part of my subscription. 
 
That said,  I am less than thrilled that part of the money I spend with your company is going to support advertising on Sean Hannity's TV and radio shows. I realize that there are probably many, many men who watch and listen to Hannity's shows (let's face it: I'd bet that his audience consists of 95% white men, all of whom could use a shave every now and again) and naturally, you want them to subscribe to your service, however ... on the Thursday, November 9, 2017 edition of his radio show, Hannity indicated that he had no problem with a 32 year old man initiating a sexual relationship with a 14 year old minor, indicating the relationship was 'consensual'. This was a criminal act, even in 1979.

Let me be clear:  I can find razors, soap, moisturizers, shaving butter, wipes and shampoo from many companies who choose not to support the work of people who try to legitimize an inappropriate relationship between a 32 year old man and a 14 year old child.

I'll be watching carefully for an indication that your company cares about the content of the programming where you choose to spend your advertising budget - a budget that is paid for with my subscription. 

Sincerely,
Bo Elder


Here is the up-to-date list of Sean Hannity's advertisers, both past and present.