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Fox News Advertisers Pause on Jeanine Pirro, Tucker Carlson Spots

The hosts have each been under fire for statements made on their respective shows

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    Several advertisers have over the past two days said they will stop running ads on Fox News shows hosted separately by Jeanine Pirro and by Tucker Carlson, NBC News reports.

    Each of the Fox News anchors has attracted controversy after making inflammatory statements.

    The advertisers were acting in response to Pirro saying on her March 9 show that Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is "Sharia-compliant" because she wears a traditional hijab head covering.

    Carlson has been under fire since the liberal activist group Media Matters for America on Sunday night released recordings of comments he made during appearances on a radio show in which he disparaged sex workers in Florida and described women as being “primitive.”