Fox News’ biggest advertiser has decided to pull its ads from “The Five” after the controversial series aired.
The network, which was previously known as Fox News Channel, said Tuesday it would pull ads from the popular series after a viewer complained that it portrayed some of its employees in a racist way.
Fox said it will “temporarily remove” the ads from its network news programs as a “rethink and review.”
The decision comes amid criticism from Fox News personalities and a slew of advertisers that have dropped advertisers.
Fox News has said it does not intend to take down the show, which is hosted by Megyn Kelly and is the top-rated program on Fox News.
The show, however, has faced criticism from a number of advertisers, including the American Beverage Association and the Chamber of Commerce.
Fox has not immediately responded to The Associated Press’ request for comment on the advertiser withdrawal.
Fox and Kelly did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The series, which airs on Fox and Telemundo, has been a fixture on Fox, with some advertisers canceling their contracts.
Fox had previously made a concerted effort to boost ratings for “The 5,” with a focus on politics, but critics have questioned whether it has managed to do so.