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Readers sound off on Lowe's pulling ads from 'All-American Muslim'

The recent decision by the national Lowe’s Home Improvement chain to pull its advertising from “All-American Muslim,” a TLC reality show, has landed the company in a public relations mess. The home improvement chain made its decision after being targeted, along with other advertisers, by a religious-right Christian activist group called the Florida Family Association.

The group has condemned the show, a reality series which follows five Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan, as "propaganda" on its website.

Here's what Lowe's posted on its Facebook page explaining its decision to pull the ads:

Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lightning rod for many of those views. As a result we did pull our advertising on this program. We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance.

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Was Lowe's pulling its ads from 'All-American Muslim' warranted?

KPCC's Yasmin Nouh has been following the controversy over the Lowe's Home Improvement chain pulling its advertising from "All-American Muslim," an otherwise innocuous reality show set in Dearborn, Michigan that premiered last month on TLC. The decision to pull the ads, made after the chain was targeted by a religious-right Christian activist group in Florida, has turned into a public relations disaster for Lowe's, with boycotts threatened and critics alleging bigotry.

What gives? Here's Yasmin's report:

Lowe’s Home Improvement, a national chain store, recently pulled out commercials from TLC’s “All-American Muslim” reality show. A right-wing Christian group called the Florida Family Association led a fervent campaign, in which they urged over 60 corporations to end commercials during episodes.

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