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Monday 26 June 2017

Breitbart urges Kellogg's boycott over pulled ads

Breitbart is encouraging its readers to boycott Kellogg products (AP)
Breitbart is encouraging its readers to boycott Kellogg products (AP)

Breitbart is encouraging a boycott of Kellogg's products after the cereal maker said it would no longer advertise on the news and opinion website.

The Kellogg Company cited company "values" in explaining its decision; a spokeswoman said on Thursday that it has "nothing to do with politics".

Breitbart , formerly run by President-elect Donald Trump aide Steve Bannon, has been condemned for featuring racist, sexist and anti-Semitic content.

Breitbart said Kellogg's decision amounted to "economic censorship of mainstream conservative political discourse" and "as un-American as it gets".

It launched a #DumpKelloggs petition on Wednesday, calling for a boycott of the company's products.

Breitbart said Kellogg's decision represents "an escalation in the war by leftist companies like Target and Allstate against conservative customers" and their values.

Target and Allstate also have reportedly pulled ads from the site.

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