Celebrities and public figures aren’t happy with Steve Bannon’s return to SiriusXM Radio. Several celebs spoke out against the radio station for allowing the former White House chief strategist to create a conservative talk show.
Bannon announced on the 5th of December that Steve would come back as a regular host of Breitbart News Daily on sub-station, the Patriot Channel.
In a statement obtained by Us Weekly, Steve said after he left the White House he couldn’t wait to get back in front of the microphone.
Bannon – who political commentators frequently describe as the voice of populist America – added that to “get on the road outside the Beltway” to spend time with American citizens is truly a privilege.
Many celebrities took to Twitter to reveal that they had canceled their upcoming radio shows on SiriusXM to voice their opposition to the embattled former chief strategist.
Seth Rogen tweeted on Friday that he was “supposed to do a press tour on SiriusXM radio” on Tuesday but he “cant bring” himself to do so because he doesn’t want to be on a platform which supports Steve Bannon.
I was supposed to do a press tour on @SIRIUSXM on teusday but I'm no longer doing it because I can't bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon. Apologies to the shows I had to cancel. And fuck Steve Bannon.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 8, 2017
Melissa Etheridge also responded to the announcement of his return to the radio show, as the singer said she would cancel her show, Melissa’s Basement.
Additionally, John Leguizamo said he canceled his subscription to Sirius because Bannon is a “hate monger!”
As for the response of SiriusXM, the company released a statement to CNN which said they promise to deliver a diversity of perspectives and arguments to support the first amendment. The company said they have “conservatives to progressives” on the show and free speech is crucial to the vibrancy of the American republic.