After changing ad policies, Hulu will now run Democratic ads centered around abortion and gun laws after receiving backlash, Axios reports.
According to the parent company, Disney, Hulu will now accept political ads. In a statement, the company stated:
After a thorough review of ad policies across its linear networks and streaming platforms over the last few months, Disney is now aligning Hulu’s political advertising policies to be consistent with the company’s general entertainment and sports cable networks and ESPN+.
The statement continued:
Hulu will now accept candidate and issue advertisements covering a wide spectrum of policy positions, but reserves the right to request edits or alternative creative, in alignment with industry standards.
As previously reported, Democrats submitted ads on July 15th and ran across social media but not on Hulu. When asked about the ads, Hulu stated it was “content related.”
Hulu later said they would run the ads but “followed up to say the message had been sent in error, according to the national Democratic Party official,” The Hill reports.
The controversial ads are in response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and New York’s state law restricting permits to carry guns in public.
“Hulu’s censorship of the truth is outrageous and offensive,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tweeted Monday. “Voters have the right to know the facts about MAGA Republicans’ extreme agenda on abortion — Hulu is doing a huge disservice to the American people.”
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