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Sponsors pull ads after Alan Jones’ comments
Sponsors of the Sydney radio station part-owned by Alan Jones have started pulling advertising after his comments about the death of Julia Gillard’s father sparked a flood of complaints.
2GB star Jones was forced to publicly apologise yesterday after declaring Ms Gillard’s late father John Gillard had died of “shame” because of her “lies” at a private Sydney University Liberal Club fundraiser.
As politicians and media commentators condemned the comments yesterday people used social media to call for a boycott of 2GB and demand sponsors cancel their advertising contracts with the station.