Coles gets ads from 2GB radio while the reaction to Alan Jones & # 39; s comments about Jacinda Ardern continues
- Coles removes advertisements from the Alan Jones show and 2GB radio after comment
- Movement comes after the controversial remarks of shock jock about the Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Coles is the newest in a long line of advertisers who leave the shock jock
Supermarket giant Coles has announced that it will get all ads from 2GB radio after comments from Alan Jones about the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
A Coles spokesperson confirmed that it stopped advertising in the Jones show on August 16.
The supermarket giant has now received advertisements from the entire station, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Supermarket giant Coles has announced that it will get all ads from 2GB radio after the shock of Alan Jones & (39) (photo) comments about the New Zealand prime minister
& # 39; Coles values diversity, respect and actively promotes the rights of all our team members and our customers, & # 39; said the spokesman.
& # 39; We stopped advertising on the Alan Jones program on Friday, August 16, and then stopped advertising on 2 GB. & # 39;
The move came after Jones accused New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of & # 39; duplicity & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Someone should tell this woman to remain silent, put a sock in it, & # 39; said Jones.
& # 39; It's a metaphorical way to say & # 39; shut up & # 39 ;. I wish she would keep her mouth shut. I don't know how New Zealanders deal with this.
& # 39; It's easy to run around the world, smile at people and look good and hug people and everything else. & # 39;
The move came after Jones accused New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (photo) of & # 39; duplicity & # 39; and said she needed a sock that was pushed down her throat
Other brands that advertised Jones & # 39; comments include Godreys, Renault Australia, IKEA and Guzman y Gomez.
IGA, Hyundai, Chemist Warehouse, Anytime Fitness, Koala, Accor Hotels and Nick Scali Furniture have also posted advertisements.
After a widespread response, Jones publicly apologized for his comments, while his employer Macquarie gave Radio Jones a strict warning that he would be fired if similar comments were made again.
Jones said he was not phased by the different brands that had stopped advertising the program.
& # 39; I have no comments about the advertisers. They can make their own judgment, & Mr. 39 said 9 news.
& # 39; But if they go, there will be others who will take their place. & # 39;
Jones admitted that despite his apologies to Mrs. Ardern, he received a series of online responses.
& # 39; It seems okay to say about Alan Jones in social media that we should kill him. The language used about me is just extraordinary, & Mr. 39 said.
& # 39; They like to say whatever they like, including suggestions that I might be better off if someone is dead or that someone should try me & # 39 ;, he told 7 News.
Nine Entertainment said last week that it would not try to curb Mr. Jones and his fellow talkback hosts if it is fully owned by Macquarie Radio.
But Macquarie Radio said Sunday that it was prepared to tear up the multi-million dollar contract from the star if he & # 39; comment of this nature & # 39; repeated.
The company re-signed Mr. Jones in May with a lucrative two-year contract after months of tense negotiations.
Despite the massive advertiser and public impact, Jones has remained the number one rated breakfast radio broadcaster in Sydney.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted both Macquarie Media and Coles Group for further comments.
& # 39; We stopped advertising on the Alan Jones program on Friday, August 16, and then stopped advertising on 2 GB, & # 39; said the Coles spokesperson
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