The North American chain NBC withdrew today the anti-immigration announcement of the campaign of the Republican Party that issued last night, in the middle of a game of American football, to consider it "insensitive" and after the criticisms received.
"After a review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to stop issuing it as soon as possible," NBC Universal reported in an explanation directed to various local media about a spot that CNN had already dismissed as " racist".
The announcement – made in the middle of a match between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers – comes from the campaign of US President Donald Trump for the mid-term elections of tomorrow and relates the migrants of the caravan from of Central America with a criminal convicted in the USA. for killing two policemen in 2014, Luis Bracamontes.
"The dangerous illegal criminals like the police killer Luis Bracamontes do not care about our laws," he said in the space, a summarized version of a spot that Trump shared last week on his Twitter account, which also included an accusation against the Democrats to allow Bracamontes to enter the country.
The spot generated numerous criticisms, including that of the actress Debra Messing, protagonist of the series "Will and Grace" produced by NBC, who assured her followers on Twitter that she was "ashamed" that her network broadcast "that disgusting racist announcement" .
"It's the antithesis of everything I personally believe in and what, I think, is about our show," the actress wrote on the social network.