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Burger King stops ads on Rumble due to Russell Brand controversy.

Burger King ‍Pulls Advertising from Rumble After Russell Brand Scandal

Amid allegations of rape and sexual‍ assault⁣ against British actor and comedian Russell Brand, the social media platform Rumble is facing pressure to demonetize his⁣ account. Burger King, along with​ several other major companies, has already removed advertisements from the video ​site.

A recent⁣ investigation by The Sunday Times,‍ The Times, and Channel 4 Dispatches revealed sexual assault allegations from four⁢ unidentified women against Brand. These alleged⁤ victims accused him of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013. Brand, however, denies these claims and insists that all his sexual relationships have been consensual.

Following the allegations, YouTube demonetized Brand’s ⁢account, preventing him from earning money from ‍his videos on the platform, where he has over 6.6 million subscribers. Now, many are ⁢calling on Rumble, where ‍Brand has a large following ‌of nearly 1.6 million followers, ⁢to also demonetize his content.

This includes members ⁢of the U.K. Parliament. Conservative chairwoman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Caroline Dinenage, wrote⁣ a letter to Rumble CEO⁤ Chris Pavloski, inquiring about Brand’s ability to monetize his content and urging the platform​ to take action‍ against potential harm to victims of inappropriate behavior.

Rumble responded to the letter, condemning the attempt to​ control who can make money on their platform. They emphasized their commitment to defending​ a free internet and stated that the allegations against Brand have no connection to their platform’s ⁤content.

Rumble’s refusal to comply with the request has led to several large companies, including Asos, ​the ​Barbican, and HelloFresh, removing their ads from the platform. Burger King, for instance, has paused all advertising on Rumble while the allegations against Brand are being investigated.

Similar actions were taken ​by advertisers against Elon Musk last year after his controversial purchase of Twitter. These moves are seen as ⁤a response to perceived ⁤politically‍ motivated censorship on the ⁣platforms.

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The post Burger King Pulls‍ Advertising from Rumble After Russell Brand Scandal appeared first⁣ on The Western Journal.

What‌ led Burger King to withdraw their advertising from Rumble after the Russell​ Brand scandal?

Burger King has joined the growing list of ‌companies that have pulled their advertising from the social media platform ⁢Rumble following the ‌scandal involving British‌ actor and comedian, Russell Brand. The allegations of rape and sexual assault against Brand have prompted calls for Rumble to demonetize his account.

The allegations against Brand came to light through a recent investigation conducted by The Sunday Times, The Times,‍ and Channel 4 Dispatches. Four ‍unidentified ⁤women have accused Brand of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013. Brand,‍ however, vehemently denies these claims and asserts that all his sexual relationships have been consensual.

In response to the‌ allegations, YouTube demonetized Brand’s account, effectively preventing​ him from earning money from his videos on the platform. With over 6.6 million subscribers ⁣on YouTube, this⁤ move significantly impacts Brand’s income. Now, there are calls for Rumble, where Brand has amassed a substantial following of nearly 1.6 million followers, to also demonetize his content.

Even members of the U.K. Parliament are urging Rumble to take action. Caroline Dinenage,⁢ the Conservative chairwoman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, penned a letter to‌ Rumble CEO,⁤ Chris Pavloski, inquiring about Brand’s ​ability to monetize his content and urging the ​platform to consider the potential harm caused to victims of inappropriate behavior.

In response to ⁤the letter, Rumble⁣ remained steadfast in their support for a free internet and rejected any attempts to control who can make money on⁢ their platform. They asserted that⁣ the allegations against Brand ​have ‍no connection to the content ⁤on their platform.

The controversy surrounding Brand and the subsequent actions taken by⁢ YouTube and various⁢ companies, including Burger King, highlight the complexities of dealing with allegations of misconduct in the digital age. While ‍it is important to safeguard the victims and ensure due process, it is equally crucial to protect the ⁤principles​ of free speech and fair treatment.

The future of Brand’s presence⁤ on Rumble remains uncertain, ⁢and it⁢ remains to be ⁤seen how the platform‍ will navigate⁢ the calls for demonetization.​ In the meantime, this scandal serves as a reminder of the power dynamics at play in the entertainment industry and the‍ responsibility that platforms have in addressing allegations of misconduct.



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