People are angry at Hulu for refusing to run liberal political ads

People are angry at Hulu for refusing to run liberal political ads
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Hulu is facing backlash from liberals after Democratic leaders complained the streaming platform rejected an anti-gun and a pro-choice advertisement.

On Tuesday morning, Hulu became a trending topic on Twitter after an article by The Washington Post revealed the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Democratic Governors Association said Hulu rejected it's joint advertisements submitted on July 15.

"Hulu's censorship of the truth is outrageous and offensive. Voters have the right to know the facts about MAGA Republicans’ extreme agenda on abortion – Hulu is doing a huge disservice to the American people," the DCCC wrote on Twitter.

Hulu, owned by Disney, told the Democratic organizations on July 18th the advertisement was rejected due to content issues. However, the ad ran on Facebook, YouTube, Roku, Disney-owned ESPN, and an ABC-owned TV station in Philadelphia.

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Following the Washington Post article people online expressed outrage over the rejected ad and encouraged others to unsubscribe from Hulu.

"Hey, @hulu: huge majorities of this country support abortion rights. Your decision to refuse ads that talk about it--that's what's controversial. You're picking the wrong side here by banning ads that talk about reproductive rights." Christina wrote on Twitter.

"Hulu is one of the most impactful platforms for advertising to young voters. By blocking ads on issues like climate change and abortion, Hulu is effectively censoring Democrats from engaging a massive swath of voters on the most critical issues facing our country." Matt tweeted.

Senate Democrats tweeted out the advertisements showing viewers the type of content it was. In one, the Democrats scolded Republicans for overturning Roe v. Wade and encouraged voters to vote Democrat.

The other advertisement called on people to vote Democratic because Republicans are protecting gun laws. The advertisement appealed to parents noting that the leading cause of death in children in the US is gun violence.

We reached out to Hulu for comment.

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