Dr. Laura Loses Sponsor

Bowing to pressure from activist groups who are outraged by Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s anti-gay statements, Proctor & Gamble on Monday yanked its advertising support from the controversial pop sociologist’s talk radio show and her upcoming syndicated TV program. Dr. Laura had referred to gays as “biological errors.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, P&G (a household product manufacturing giant and a granddaddy of TV advertisers), which had been the first major advertiser to sign to the TV show, will issue a statement announcing its withdrawal of support over the controversy. The show is set to debut this fall. Paramount TV, the show’s distributor, had no comment on the loss of P&G.

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