More celebrities join Seth Rogen in growing boycott against SiriusXM over Steve Bannon show
Singer and songwriter Melissa Etheridge and actor John Leguziamo have joined Seth Rogen in boycotting SiriusXM radio after the network announced that Bannon will be joining “Breitbart News Daily” as a host and commentator.
According to CNN, Etheridge — who is walking away from her own SiriusXM show — said on Twitter, “After news that @SIRIUSXM has given #SteveBannon a show, I can no longer in good conscience be a part of my show,” she tweeted, later adding, “I will fight for anyone’s right to free speech. I will not be a part of amplifying or normalizing hate speech.”
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) December 9, 2017
Leguziamo tweeted to his followers that he is canceling his subscription to the cable radio service and urged his followers to do the same, writing, “Just canceled my #SiriusXM because they hired #Bannon ! No hate mongers!”
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) December 10, 2017
Meanwhile, a #BoycottSiriusXM hashtag began to make waves on Twitter.
After careful consideration and 11 years with @SIRIUSXM, I've decided it's time to part ways can #cancel the service. I'm all for supporting freedom of speech but not employing someone that spreads #hate and #fakenews to further an agenda. #BoycottSiriusXM
— Jered (@thebrightguy) December 11, 2017
Bye Stern. You lost your creative drive anyway
— Robert Ventura (@MistaENuffSed) December 11, 2017
It ain’t just a celebrity backlash. https://t.co/JESsGIsrxt
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) December 11, 2017
— luckybleu (@luckybleu) December 11, 2017
…I will be sending ZERO $ to a service that supports a bigoted, white nationalist nazi! Goodbye! #BoycottSiriusXM – To cancel call 1-866-635-5020 (can't be done online)!
— jgarbz (@jgarbz) December 11, 2017