CBS and Paramount shouldn’t be displaying adverts for Temu — a web-based retailer that’s primarily a subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) — in the course of the February 11 Super Bowl, Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) stated throughout an look on Breitbart News Saturday, explaining that this can be a “touchdown for the Chinese Communist Party against our own team.”
Miller is considered one of a number of lawmakers who despatched a letter to Paramount Global and CBS, urging them to ditch airing $15 million in adverts for the Chinese firm, which makes use of Uyghur slave labor.
“It’s an online retailer shopping company, very similar to Amazon. And it’s basically a subsidiary of the CCP, the Chinese Communist Party, linked to these holdings called PDD, and, as an American, I have a problem with this. I just kind of feel like this is unacceptable. This is our game. This is the United States. And we have a committee in Congress called the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, and they’ve uncovered many reports of Temu being non-compliant with the laws that prohibit illicit products from entering the United States,” she stated, explaining that Temu knocks off stuff Americans make and sells it actually low-cost utilizing Uyghur compelled slave labor.
“So basically, CBS will be airing advertisements to sell products on Temu that are made with Uyghur-forced labor during this year’s Super Bowl. And, as I said, it’s unacceptable. And yes, CBS has the right to air ads, but we would certainly hope that they would have the foresight to send a message to the world that they value American exceptionalism and ideals, and I’m sitting here thinking, ‘I’m proud to be an American.’ So this is, this is our game, you know,” Miller stated.
“So the team who doesn’t have the type of system that really even ensures compliance about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. So, these illegal products are entering the United States market every single day. And I don’t think Americans should be influenced by bad actors while they’re watching our Super Bowl,” she continued, calling to carry Temu accountable for its violation of U.S. legal guidelines.
It is reported that it could be $15 million in adverts, and Miller famous that Temu adverts had been aired in 2023 as nicely.
“The CCP profits from the United States, and they’re laughing at us all the while they do. It’s just kind of disgusting that we’re subjecting the American people to that $15 million worth of ads made with Uyghur forced labor. So allowing the ads to air during the most popular American sporting event is basically an endorsement of what the CCP stands for,” the congresswoman continued.
If Chinese corporations need to promote in America, “they ought to respect our laws,” she continued.
“I just feel, at this point, they disregard us. They disrespect us, and we need to show China that we have the upper hand. So I kind of feel like if we were putting this in football terms, I’d say allowing these commercials to air would be a touchdown for the Chinese Communist Party against our own home team,” she stated. “So I don’t appreciate it.”
“We will see as we move forward if there is anything that comes out of Congress or not, but I, you know, I raised my objection right away with eight different congresspeople, you know, sent a letter and, so far, no response,” she added, noting that Breitbart News helps the American folks to appreciate this, so that they know what they’re coping with after they see this “cute stuff” marketed.
Miller additionally responded to Christian McCaffrey, working again for the 49ers, taking part in a Temu advert, sharing his high Temu picks:
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“I don’t think that he’s worked backwards to really understand what’s at stake here,” she responded. “I mean, he’s concentrating on football, and somebody’s asking him to advertise, but I think if somebody walked him back…[he would realize] what it really means, and how we’re keeping jobs away from Americans by paying for products from China that are made by slave labor.”
“So I think if somebody really explained it to him, he might have a different feeling about it, but, you know, I’m sure he just thought, ‘Wow, I’m getting paid to do an ad,’ so I think the best we can educate people – just like you are doing right now — [is] explaining to the American people what we’re really up against all over the world,” she added.
Ultimately, Miller stated it’s important to “make sure that we support our American values, our American way of life, and stop giving it away.”
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