GOP congressman says NBC refused to air advertisement slamming 'Genocide Games' sponsors
The advertisement shows the logos of Proctor & Gamble, Visa, and Coca-Cola
NBC is allegedly refusing to air a Republican congressman's advertisement that criticizes several United States corporations for sponsoring the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., said on Saturday that NBC is refusing to broadcast his Olympics advertisement with Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter Freedom unless U.S. corporate logos displayed in the video are censored.
"NBC refused to air my Olympics ad with @EnesFreedom unless we censor U.S. corporate logos of the Genocide Games sponsors," the tweet said. "We won’t let them silence us."
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"The world's greatest athletic showcase, but just outside the show, genocide, rape, slave labor, and companies are drunk on Chinese dollars, entangled with communist dictators committing atrocities, and propping up these genocide games staged by the Chinese Communist Party," Rep. Waltz said in the advertisement.
The advertisement lists several U.S. corporations, such as Proctor & Gamble, Visa, and Coca-Cola.
All three corporations are part of the Olympic Partner Programme, which is considered the "the highest level of Olympic sponsorship" by the International Olympic Committee.
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"Stand for freedom, defund the dictators," Freedom said.
Yaqiu Wang, a senior China researcher for Human Rights Watch, told Fox News Digital that the Winter Olympic Games are being used by China as a way to legitimatize their policies.
"There are also a lot of, you know, government leaders, world leaders, including the head of the [United Nations], delivering a speech during the opening ceremony," Wang said. "It's a way to show that, you know, all these national dignitaries are coming here to congratulate the opening of the games. Of course, it's using the game to legitimize its policies. There's no doubt about that."
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NBC did not respond to a request for comment from FOX Business.