Sean Hannity’s fans are pushing for a boycott of Keurig after the coffee maker company stopped advertising on the Fox News host’s show, according to The Washington Post.
The Post on Monday reported that Hannity’s fans are demanding a boycott of Keurig products and some are breaking the company’s coffee pod machines.
Hannity supporters last weekend posted videos of themselves wrecking the devices on social media, with one bashing a Keurig coffee maker with a golf club.
Another person struck his Keurig machine with a hammer, and a third dropped his off a second-story balcony before witnessing it explode on the cement below.
The hashtags #BoycottKeurig and #IStandWithHannity emerged on Twitter last weekend after reports about Keurig’s move.
Keurig on Saturday confirmed the change in a tweet to Angelo Carusone, president of the left-leaning media watchdog Media Matters.
Carusone had asked Keurig to revisit its sponsorship of Hannity’s show over the television personality’s coverage of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
“Good afternoon @Keurig,” he tweeted Friday. “You are currently sponsoring Sean Hannity’s show.”
“He defends child molester Roy Moore and attacks women who speak out against sexual harassment,” Carusone added. “Please reconsider.”
“Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention,” Keurig responded Saturday.
“We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity show,” the company added.
Keurig is one of four advertisers who confirmed over the weekend they will no longer broadcast television spots during Fox News’s "Hannity."
Hannity sparked online backlash last week after urging viewers not to rush to judgment about the accusations against Moore.
The Post reported last week that a woman says Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her in 1979 when she was 14 and he was 32.
Three other women said in the same report that Moore tried courting them around the same window of time, when they were between 16 and 18 years old.
Hannity said on last Thursday’s broadcast of his program that “every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence.”
“With the allegations against Judge Moore, none of us know the truth of what happened 38 years ago,” he said of the former justice on Alabama’s supreme court.
“The only people that would know are the people involved in this incident. If it’s true he should step aside and leave the Senate race.”