The uproar over comments made by a member of the Dixie Chicks has resulted in declining CD sales, cancelling of concerts, less airplay, and now NBC refuses to air a film on the group.
Citing its policy barring ads dealing with “public controversy,” the NBC network said on Friday it rejected a TV commercial for a new film documenting the furor over the Dixie Chicks’ criticism of President George W. Bush.
Ads for the documentary Shut Up & Sing also were rebuffed by the smaller CW network, though local affiliates of all five major broadcasters, including NBC and CW, ran promotional spots for the film in New York and Los Angeles, the two cities where it opened on Friday.
If the WB, oops i mean the CW Network, passes on your film you know people hate you. There was no mention of UPN being asked to air this film, but they were probably smart enough to not even let them in the door. I wonder how the two other members of this group feel about Nat’s comments? To go from one of the biggest acts in the world to a punchline overnight has to sting!
Guess this cover didn’t help huh?