Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, calling her a “slut” and “prostitute” during his radio show has cost him dearly. In the past few days, groups such as the Daily Kos blog and Media Matters for America have called for a boycott of Limbaugh’s show. Two radio stations have dropped his show, and at least 21 advertisers, including Quicken Loans, ProFlowers, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, LegalZoom, AOL, Allstate and Sears, have pulled their advertisements from the program.
Despite the public outrage, SeekingArrangement.com, the world’s largest sugar daddy and sugar baby dating website announced today its decision to begin advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show for the first time. The moniker of a Sugar Daddy is that of an older, successful, wealthy man romantically involved with a younger, beautiful woman, much like the relationship Rush shares with his much younger wife, Lauryn Rogers.
“Rush Limbaugh is one of the greatest examples of the modern day Sugar Daddy,” says Brandon Wade, the founder and CEO of SeekingArrangement.com. “We wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t come forward and support him in his time of need.”
SeekingArrangement.com submitted its advertisement inquiry to the Rush Limbaugh show today, asking to purchase as much as $500,000 worth of advertising inventory from his show. If approved, 30-second and 60-second radio spots for SeekingArrangement.com will begin running on the Rush Limbaugh show starting next month.
“Many will question why we are supporting Rush Limbaugh even though he is guilty of using the same terms that many in mainstream media have used to describe Sugar Babies,” says Wade who holds a B.S. and an M.BA. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “But we think he is being treated unfairly. While many in the mainstream media have yet to apologize for mistakenly calling Sugar Babies prostitutes, Rush Limbaugh did. Sugar Daddy or not, the right to free speech should never be boycotted.”
Brandon Wey, Las Vegas, Nevada