**Update 6th July 2017 -- M&S is having its big annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday. Let's make sure our voices are heard loud and clear by spreading this petition far and wide!**
Papers like the Daily Mail have made the UK's media industry the most anti-refugee according to a UN report.
But the Daily Mail can only continue to print such hate if companies like M&S invest in it through advertising. M&S prides itself as an ethical and socially responsible company, and has just pulled its ads from Google because they appeared alongside extremist content.
You can help pressure M&S to live up to its values and put a stop to it funding hatred and racism in the tabloid press too.
Tell M&S to stop funding hate by pulling its advertising from the Daily Mail.
The UK media is rife with sensational tirades targeting migrants, refugees, Muslims, people of colour and gay and trans people. These tirades amount to hate speech which encourages prejudice.
We witnessed first hand the consequences of this drip-feed of hatred as racist and xenophobic hate crimes spiked in the aftermath of the EU referendum. Another surge of hate crime is expected when Article 50 is triggered - and the UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU begins - next week.
The fear of being attacked because of being somehow "different" - because of one's race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability - is real.
That is why people power made LEGO and The Body Shop announce they'd pull their promotions from the Daily Mail, and it’s why public pressure can make M&S - a company that started as a market stall set up by a Polish refugee - do the same.
M&S: Stop funding Daily Mail's hate - pull your advertising now.
Over 52,000 SumOfUs members stood together to demand John Lewis drop the Daily Mail. M&S is already feeling the pressure from campaigners, especially having pulled its advertising from Google. Let's raise our voices now to show M&S we're fed up of the hate-mongering reporting it funds.
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