Rush Limbagh has now lost two advertisers thanks to his recent comments attacking women. Both Sleep Train and Sleep Number have pulled their ads from Limbaugh’s show. Sleep Train wrote in a tweet that“We are pulling our ads with Rush Limbaugh and appreciate the community’s feedback.”
The cancellation of the ads comes amid controversy surrounding Limbaugh’s attack on birth control advocate Sandra Fluke. The Georgetown student was denied a chance to speak at a Congressional hearing that featured nothing but men opposed to the recent mandate by the Obama administration. Limbaugh attacked Fluke calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute”. He claimed that the reason why she was having to pay a huge amount of money to cover contraception that she was having “so much sex” that it was far too much. He went on to say that, “if we’re going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
Fluke, for her part, spoke to President Barack Obama about this whole incident. She told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell “He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women. What was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud. And that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. So I just appreciated that very much.” Fluke did get permission from the White House about their exchange.
Of course, Limbaugh had to whine about it replying to how Fluke’s parents should be proud saying that “I’d be embarrassed. I’d disconnect the phone. I’d go into hiding.”