Comedian Rob Schneider’s controversial stance on the vaccination of children cost him a spot in State Farm’s latest ad campaign.
The insurance company told PRWeek on Monday that it was removing the ad starring Schneider from its rotation after his appearance provoked a discussion on the merits of vaccinating children – not about State Farm.
Here’s a sample of the reaction on Twitter to the news.
If this is true, I'll dump them, too. "State Farm Dumped Rob Schneider for Vaccine Views: Now I’m Dumping State Farm http://t.co/VD25Qfgd61— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) September 23, 2014
Rob Schneider was dropped from State Farm ads for his anti-vaccination beliefs. The Misinforminator, making contagion spread, Diseaserino.— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) September 23, 2014
Rob Schneider. The Robster. Rob-o-rama. Dropped by State Farm for anti-vaccination statements. http://t.co/pdRhY1QpK3— Matthew Herper (@matthewherper) September 23, 2014
Now very disappointed in @StateFarm. Censoring @RobSchneider will only lose u customers. Lost me http://t.co/mmbFslfQVQ #CDCwhistleblower— Brian Smith (@brian_sthecobra) September 22, 2014
who got the bright idea to bring back that rob schneider character for those state farm commercials? b.j. raji busy or something?— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) September 21, 2014
State Farm drops ad starring Rob Schneider over anti-vaccine views | PR Week http://t.co/GGpDq3XMd5 I'll be looking for a new insurance!— spankel (@jkcspanner) September 22, 2014
"State Farm Dumped Rob Schneider for Vaccine Views: I’m Dumping State Farm http://t.co/6IQ8fFK8lr.#CDCwhistleblower— kathy blanco (@kathyblanco4) September 23, 2014
Here's a good place to show your public support for Rob Schneider. The trolls are in full force. http://t.co/kFbHzBmGPN— Barb Loe, NVIC (@NVICLoeDown) September 20, 2014
Great that @StateFarm dropped Rob Schneider from their FB cover. #Timeto #DropRobSchneider from the Twitter cover and ads. #vaccineswork— Nathan Boonstra MD (@PedsGeekMD) September 22, 2014