Fox News is a favorite news source for conservatives. Of course whether or not it can be called news is highly questionable. However, whether the channel is news or not means nothing to a company looking to cash in on their largely conservative viewing base.
Vox journalist Aaron Rupar saw this commercial on the channel and immediately posted it to Twitter:
I can't believe this commercial that just ran on Fox News is for real https://t.co/gGInt8BKhp— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1542027316.0
Yes, it is a commercial for the "Trumpy Bear", complete with an American flag blanket that you can pull out of its back. Now that's what we call patriotism!
Though, in an ironic twist, there was some debate over whether or not this violated flag code.
@atrupar @Four_Pins https://t.co/4A76oOje9C— Corleoné (@Corleoné)1542040238.0
@milehighuzi @atrupar @Four_Pins I counted b, d, e, and i violated. Did I miss any?— Jackie Billotte (@Jackie Billotte)1542043175.0
@atrupar That’s a violation of the Flag Code— Malcolm Guy IV (@Malcolm Guy IV)1542040598.0
@mvguy10 @atrupar Flag code only applies to REAL flags. Does not apply to blankets, towels, shirts, pants, etc. tha… https://t.co/yrxYcijs04— Luke Barnes (@Luke Barnes)1542044419.0
@LukeBarnier @mvguy10 @atrupar It specifically says in the flag code that the flag should never be used as wearing… https://t.co/iv8DOra033— PK (@PK)1542045985.0
Others made some Russian connections.
@atrupar @FalcoTracy Does anyone else find it hilarious that someone made a Trumpy Bear and the bear is the nationa… https://t.co/2kdW6mUDN6— Robert Jauregui (@Robert Jauregui)1542041998.0
@atrupar *Note: Actual Trumpy Bear may come with Russian Flag, not American.*— Kaluvien (@Kaluvien)1542041822.0
Some could not believe that this product was real.
@JillayneMC @atrupar @el_blanc0 @Geeismad For real?— BlueBelieveher (@BlueBelieveher)1542039407.0
@3greenbeans @atrupar @el_blanc0 @Geeismad I know what some members of my husbands family will get for Xmas. 😂 https://t.co/YMaOu7lv89— Jill (@Jill)1542039563.0
Many thought it was a sign of the strange times that we live in.
@atrupar @buxtongooner Trumpy Bear is what happens when you challenge Apprentice contestants to make fascism cuddly.— Stevo (@Stevo)1542040940.0
@atrupar @AltCyberCommand Isn’t Trumpy Bear in the Bible? A sign of the apocalypse?— jennifereubank (@jennifereubank)1542039763.0
@atrupar I’m starting to think our country is on candid camera #TrumpyBear— Jeanie Madsen (@Jeanie Madsen)1542045000.0
While most wondered about the variations this bear might come in.
@atrupar @dgrassmuck I love the customized versions https://t.co/J7u27aGMHG— Red Lori Bright Eyes (@Red Lori Bright Eyes)1542043645.0
@atrupar Trumpy Bear does not come with an umbrella and will dissolve in the rain. Orange wig sold separately.… https://t.co/dm5kIYR37O— Thought Center ❄️ (@Thought Center ❄️)1542040650.0
@atrupar @RRRRMMMMM14 2 payments of $19.99 and for a limited time get the TrumpyBear Jr with handcuffs. Just pay separate S&H.— EeDiva (@EeDiva)1542039928.0
@EeDiva_ @atrupar @RRRRMMMMM14 You can also get an entire box for 14 payments of $88— Diego (@Diego)1542040136.0
Well, we know what a lot of conservatives are getting for Christmas.