Lowe's stands by decision to pull ads

Home improvement stores pulls ads after complaint from Florida Family Association


DEARBORN, Mich. Mike Jaafer said he initially had his doubts about becoming a regular on the The Learning Channel's reality show "All-American Muslim."  But once he realized the show had educational value, he said he allowed cameras to document his life as a father of four and a Wayne County Sheriff's deputy.

Jaafer says it's "a sad day" that Lowe's has pulled its advertising from the show after complaints from The Florida Family Association. The group

"This is America. They are entitled to do what they want to do. Capitalism is a beautiful thing, but at the same time I don't have to shop there,"

Jaafer said.

The Council on American Islamic Relations is threatening to boycott Lowe's, which said in an e-mail to Local 4 :

"We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we're proud of that longstanding commitment. If we have made anyone question that commitment, we apologize."

Lowe's said the show had become a "lightning rod," and that other companies have pulled their commercials as well. Lowe's did not identify those companies.

TLC has given no indication is "All-American Muslim" will be cancelled.