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Farmers Insurance Yanks Clear Channel Ads

Farmers Insurance Yanks Clear Channel Ads


Farmer's Insurance is pulling advertising from Clear Channel Radio's national network after a host in Pittsburgh made disparaging remarks about gay people.

Jim Quinn, cohost of The War Room With Quinn & Rose, said July 28, "Pedophilia is far more rampant among the gay community than it is among the straight community."

At the urging of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, almost 2,000 people wrote complaints to Clear Channel, one of the largest radio networks in the United States, which airs the show. In addition to the letter-writing campaign, GLAAD reached out to advertisers, asking them to consider pulling their radio spots from the company's stations.

Farmers' assistant vice president for media and public relations, North America, Jerry Davies, confirmed the ad pull and thanked GLAAD for making the company aware of Quinn's defamatory attacks against LGBT people, according to a statement.

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