Car maker Kia has pulled its advertising from GB News after they were made aware of them being shown by campaign group Stop Funding Hate.
The South Korean manufacturer said an advert broadcast on the right-wing news channel was “not planned or approved” by them and it was “shown due to a mistake by the broadcaster”, adding: “They have apologised and taken action to ensure it doesn’t happen again”.
Kia has become one of a number of brands to pull its advertising from GB News in recent months.
Coffee brand Grind sparked a backlash among right-wingers after it pulled its advertising, with Laurence Fox tweeting that he intends to boycott the brand from now on and encouraging others to do the same.
But the move immediately backfired, with people rushing to place orders with the brand.
Grind even dedicated a billboard to Fox after the spat, highlighting what a spectacular own goal it was!