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Lieu Threatens Lowe's Boycott

State Sen. Ted Lieu calls the hardware store's apparent decision to rescind its ads from a TLC program about Muslim Americans "bigoted, shameful, and un-American."

Lieu Threatens Lowe's Boycott

A South Bay state senator is angry that a nationwide homebuilding supply company reportedly pulled its advertising from a cable television show about Muslim Americans.

Sen. Ted Lieu, whose district includes Redondo Beach, said he may ask for a boycott the Lowe's chain unless it reverses its decision and apologizes for pulling its ads from the TLC Network broadcast All-American Muslim.

Lowe's pulled its advertising from the show after being contacted by members of the Florida Family Association.

In several emails to its members, the Florida Family Association called the show "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

The association also published a letter from Lowe's Cos., saying the hardware chain agreed to stop advertising associated with the show.

Lieu called the move "bigoted, shameful and un-American."

The company's North Carolina headquarters issued a statement calling All-American Muslim a "lightning rod" for people who have "strong political and societal views on this topic," and said it will pull its ads because it is "best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance."

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include comment from Lowe's.

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