Rush Limbaugh Loses Another Advertiser Over ‘Slut’ Comment

Rush Limbaugh has issued an apology to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke for calling her a “slut” over her beliefs on birth control, but it doesn’t seem to be enough to earn forgiveness from Limbaugh’s advertisers. ProFlowers became the 7th advertiser to cut ties from Limbaugh today.

ProFlowers wrote on their Facebook page:

“Mr. Limbaugh’s recent comments went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company. As such, ProFlowers has suspended advertising on the Rush Limbaugh radio program.”

The LA Times reports that ProFlowers received plenty of pressure from women’s rights groups to pull their advertisements from Limbaugh’s show. UltraViolet, an activist group, had close to 100,000 people sign a petition to have ProFlowers pull their advertisements.

UltraViolet writes:

“UltraViolet members are glad that ProFlowers decided to suspend their advertising from the Rush Limbaugh show. … Our members hope that ProFlowers will do the right thing and not only suspend their advertising but pull it permanently.”

Advertisers have been fleeing from Limbaughsince he made the comment last week. Mattress Store Sleep Train, Sleep Number, Legal Zoom, Citrix, Carbonite and Quicken Loans have all temporarily pulled their advertisements from Limbaugh’s show.

Limbaugh issued an apology to Fluke last week but several people said that Limbaugh is just trying to save face. Ron Paul said:

“He’s doing it because some people were taking their advertisements off of his program. It was his bottom line he was concerned about… I don’t think he’s very apologetic… It’s in his best interest, that’s why he did it.”

Newt Gingrich has also criticized Limbaugh’s comments. Mitt Romney’s adviser said:

“I think there is extreme rhetoric on both sides of the political spectrum. I think the political process is best served if everybody tones it down. Not only those on the right, but also intolerant voices on the left.”

Do you think Limbaugh will continue to lose advertisers?