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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Two sponsors suspend advertising on WEEI after controversy


Two companies have suspended advertising on WEEI in Boston following the latest controversy on the station, according to a report.

The Boston Globe reported on Monday that Comcast and the City of Boston Credit Union have suspended their advertising campaigns. The moves come in response to WEEI host Christian Fauria mocking Tom Brady’s agent Don Yee with a stereotypical and offensive accent on his show on Friday.

Fauria was suspended by the sports radio station and apologized for his actions.

The City of Boston Credit Union made it clear why they were pulling advertising.

In a statement, the president of the financial institution said the station’s actions “have made it clear that the culture of the station is not reflective of our values of inclusion, acceptance and mutual respect. We have a responsibility to our diverse membership to spend their advertising dollars responsibly and cannot support what is, in our opinion, the hateful and divisive content that seems to have become a matter of course at WEEI.”

In addition to Fauria’s actions, another WEEI host was recently suspended for disparaging comments about Tom Brady’s daughter.

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