J.P. Morgan Chase has pulled its advertisements from NBC News in light of Megyn Kelly's upcoming interview with Infowars host Alex Jones, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The company has decided to remove all of its TV and digital ads from all programming on the network until after the show airs on Sunday, according to the paper.
Kelly has defended her decision to feature Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking heat Monday from families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and others, saying it's her job to "shine a light" on newsmakers.
Critics argue that NBC's platform legitimizes the views of a man who has suggested, among other conspiracy theories, that the killing of 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012 was a hoax. The network released a brief portion of the interview, which is scheduled to air on Sunday.
Kelly, who interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin on the June 4 premiere of Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, said on Twitter that President Donald Trump has praised Jones and has been on his show.
J.P. Morgan Chase's chief marketing officer tweeted Monday that she was "repulsed" that Kelly would "give a second of airtime someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes."
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