President and CEO
Dear Mr. DeVries,
I am disappointed that ADT spends customer money to buy advertising on The ReidOut show. The ReidOut’s host, sit in hosts and some contributors practice anti-white hate speech that is offensive, racist and likely inspires hate among some viewers of this show. Joy Reid supports defund the police movement, defends Black Lives Matter rioters, promotes reparations, advocates Critical Race Theory and disparages white people especially Christian white people.
Some examples of the daily instances of racism on Joy Reid’s show follow.
The night before Thanksgiving 2022 Joy Reid started her show with a tirade to “unpack the myth of Thanksgiving.” She started with characterizing the first Thanksgiving with indigenous people as lies. She moved on to allude to the white people who first came to America brought slaves. She said that power moved to the KKK and then to today’s white supremacists. See New York Post article titled: MSNBC’s Joy Reid blasts ‘fairytale’ of Thanksgiving, links holiday to slavery.
Joy Reid slandered Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a racist segregationist on September 30, 2022 for warning would be looters after Hurricane Ian that Florida is a law and order state. Joy Reid said "When the looting starts, the shooting starts - segregationist Miami sheriff Walter E. Headley, 1967. Didn’t take DeSantis long to return to form.” Oh the racial hypocrisy that Joy Reid thinks only black people loot.
Joy Reid promoted the book “White Too Long” on her July 28, 2022 episode with the author Robert P. Jones telling her audience that “white (emphasized) Christian Nationalism is what the threat is before us.”
Joy Reid promoted the film “The Big Pay Back” on June 17, 2022 which she is co-executive producer of that pushes reparations that according to the film director is "for discrimination even still today because of the color of our skin."
On the April 25, 2022 episode of The ReidOut Reid’s guest Anand Giridharadas called Elon Musk and all white Twitter users racists and Joy Reid lashed out that all white Twitter users on the right are racists.
Joy Reid had Anthea Butler, a professor of religion and the chair of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Religious Studies, on the May 9, 2022 episode of The ReidOut to promote her racist book titled “White Evangelical Racism.” Butler falsely claims that racism, not faith or position on many social issues, is the common denominator that binds all Christian conservatives together.
I am certain that ADT would not support with its advertising dollars a white talk show host or white contributors engaging in such false, offensive and dangerous rhetoric about black people. So will ADT continue to advertise on Reid's show given its racist content?
ADT certainly has the right to advertise on whatever shows it chooses. Likewise, I have the same right to voice my concern and not patronize companies that support racist, anti-white program content.