Several companies have announced on Wednesday that they are pulling out their advertisements on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show over his continued coverage of the conspiracy theory involving Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who was killed last year, 100% Fed Up reports.
Cars.com was reportedly the first sponsor to pull out of the network’s nightly show “Hannity,” according to Buzzfeed News.
A spokesperson for the company said, “We don’t have the ability to influence content at the time we make our advertising purchase. In this case, we’ve been watching closely and have recently made the decision to pull our advertising from Hannity.”
Following Cars.com’s move, six more companies also decided to drop their advertisements on Hannity’s show, BuzzFeed reports.
The controversy surrounding Rich’s death prompted conspiracy theorists to jump onto the story, claiming he was involved in the leaking of DNC emails to WikiLeaks that hurt Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.
Hannity carried the story on his program and even vowed to continue to dig further into the conspiracy theory even after Fox News retracted their story.