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Lowe's pulls ads from 'Big Brother'
By JORDAN LITE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Friday, February 22nd 2008, 4:00 AM
At least one company has pulled its ads from CBS' "Big Brother" programming after a cast member on the reality show referred to autistic children as "retards."
Lowe's, the North Carolina-based home improvement chain, said it would no longer place commercials during the broadcast.
"Lowe's is doing the right thing. They're voting with their dollars," said John Gilmore, executive director of Autism United, the Hicksville, L.I., advocacy group that has called for the show's cancellation.
The uproar began when Adam Jasinski, 29, referred to autistic youngsters as "retards" in last week's episode.
A CBS spokesman declined to comment.