Disney said it would allow ads related to political issues on its Hulu streaming service following outrage from Democrats and subscribers.
In a statement emailed to USA TODAY, Disney said after “due diligence” that it is aligning Hulu’s policy on political ads with the company’s entertainment and sports cable networks and ESPN+.
“Hulu will now accept candidates and publish advertisements covering a wide range of political positions, but reserves the right to request edits or alternative creatives in line with industry standards,” Disney said in a statement.
Change according to The Washington Post that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Congressional Democratic Committee, and the Democratic Governors Association tried to buy abortion and gun control ads that were not running on Hulu.
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Meanwhile, the Democratic nominee Suraj Patelwho is running for Congress in New York, claimed that Hulu wanted him to remove footage of the attack on January 6, 2021. on the US Capitol and the term “climate change” from an advertisement deemed “delicate”.
“For Democrats nationwide, the failure to broadcast mobilization messages about issues that concern youth on the networks they watch — such as guns, climate, democracy, and abortion — has far-reaching consequences,” Patel said in an interview. series of tweets July 13.
The reports spawned several hashtags, including #BoycottHulu urging the streaming service to allow such ads related to political issues.
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