This morning, London’s Southbank Centre was one of a number of businesses to come under public pressure after the Stop Funding Hate campaign highlighted their advertising in the Daily Mail alongside a Mail article condemned as bigoted and hateful for its stance on gay couples parenting – in this case, diver Tom Daley and his husband:
The pressure was clearly felt at the arts centre, which less than five hours later put out a tweet distancing itself from any future prospect of advertising in the right-wing paper:
The announcement provoked predictable outrage from right-wingers about advertisers ‘appeasing’ the left – but left-wing commenters were not exactly fazed:
The welcome decision is another blow for the right-wing press, which has lost a number of advertisers and has seen agencies so desperate to sell advertising space that they have been offering cut-priced deals even to left-wing organisations – and has recently seen even further falls in circulation.
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