JPMorgan Chase has pulled local television and online advertisements from the NBC network until after host Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones airs next Sunday, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The newspaper cited an individual familiar with the matter, who said JPMorgan Chase does not want its advertisements to air around promotions for the Jones interview.
The report came hours after Morgan’s chief marketing officer said she was “repulsed” by the network’s decision to air an interview with the Infowars founder.
“As an advertiser, I’m repulsed that @megynkelly would give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes. Why?” Kristin Lemkau wrote on Twitter.
The decision to broadcast an interview with Jones, who is known for promoting conspiracy theories around the 9/11 terrorist attacks and mass shootings, has received criticism since a preview aired Sunday evening.
Kelly defended the interview with Jones, arguing the radio host’s influence with President Trump makes it the network’s job to “shine a light” on him.
“POTUS’s been on & praises @RealAlexJones’ show. He’s giving Infowars a WH press credential. Many don’t know him; our job is 2 shine a light,” Kelly wrote on Twitter.
The interview is scheduled to air on the June 18 edition of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.”