Conservatives are posting videos of themselves smashing their Keurigs to smithereens amid Hannity controversy

  • Keurig pulled its advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News show after his interview with embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore.
  • In protest, some Twitter users posted videos of themselves destroying their Keurig coffee makers.
  • They also circulated the hashtag #BoycottKeurig.


Keurig's decision to pull its advertising from a Sean Hannity's Fox News show is not going over well with some viewers. 

Social-media users on Sunday posted videos of themselves smashing their Keurig coffee makers, two days after the company said it would no longer advertise during Hannity's show.

Keurig and other companies faced pressure to pull their ads following Hannity's interview with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is facing allegations he engaged in sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl and dated several teenagers while he was in his 30s.

Critics of the interview said Hannity went too easy on Moore. By Saturday, several companies including Keurig, 23andMe, and E-Trade all announced they would pull their ads.

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Sean Hannity

But those trying to contextualize Moore’s actions reached outside of would-be voters in Alabama all the way to New York City and the studios of Fox News.

Sean Hannity said on his radio show Thursday that Moore’s actions were “consensual,” though later backtracked and said that he was “not totally clear.”

He said Thursday night that the remark was referring to the teenagers who were of legal age, rather than Corfman, and blamed other media for taking him out of context.

Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler

Ziegler garnered his own set of headlines in the wake of the accusation by saying there was “nothing to see here” and offering a bizarre explanation relating the alleged molestation to the birth of Christ.

“Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” he told the Washington Examiner.

“Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”

Despite the fact that the age of consent was and is 16 in Alabama, Ziegler, who was active in opposing Moore’s more mainstream primary challenger Luther Strange, said that “nothing immoral or illegal” took place and that it was “maybe just a little bit unusual.”

Breitbart editor Joel Pollack

Others in the most conservative corners of media also tried to diminish the allegations that a sexual crime against a child had occurred by saying that other parts of the story were not criminal.

Pollack appeared on MSNBC with Ali Velshi on Thursday, saying that the relationships between a man in his 30s and a 16, 17 or 18-year-old.

“There are several cases mentioned and of those cases, only one would be legally problematic,” he said.

“All of the others were legal relationships with women who were of age at the time when Roy Moore was single.”

Alabama county chairmen

Moore also continued to receive support from others in his state, one of whom told a reporter that he would vote for Moore even if he knew for certain that the abuse took place.

“I would vote for Judge Moore because I wouldn’t want to vote for Doug [Jones],” Bibb County chairman Jerry Pow told the Toronto Star.

His counterpart in Covington County, William Blocker similarly said there was “no option” to support Jones, a Democrat trailing by double-digits in a late October poll.

Geneva county chairman Riley Siebenhener and Marion County chairman David Hall also both downplayed the importance of the allegations to the Star, with Siebenhener saying that Moore “didn’t really force himself.”

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Supporters of Hannity soon lashed out at Keurig on social media and began circulating the hashtag #BoycottKeurig. A few went as far as to record themselves destroying their coffee makers in an act of defiance.

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