T-Mobile Posts Pro-Amnesty Ad on Social Media; Quickly Takes it Down After Backlash
Is political activism included in your phone plan?
T-Mobile seems to have no problem selling it to their current and potential customers. On Sunday, the wireless phone company added a political post on its Instagram and Twitter accounts, that seemed to advocate for illegal immigration.
The post was only up for a short time before it was taken down. Early comments were critical of the post.
The same post was tweeted out by T-Mobile’s Twitter account, but has also been taken down.
It’s surprising that T-Mobile took down the posts since it seems to enjoy crossing the line with ads. During the 2015 Superbowl, T-Mobile ran an ad with Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler where Silverman delivers a baby and apologizes to the mother saying, “Sorry, it’s a boy.”
After the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage this past June, T-Mobile joined many companies in celebrating the ruling on their social media accounts.
The T-Mobile spin for amnesty comes amidst a heated discussion on illegal immigration after several violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants made the news.
— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.