UPDATE, Friday afternoon: Houghton-Mifflin just announced it won't advertise anymore in Pax Centurion, the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association newsletter, known for its offensive comments about people and groups it doesn't like:
BPPA newsletter does not reflect the values of HMH and we will discontinue our advertising in this publication immediately. HMH's ad in BPPA newsletter was intended to support the scholarship fund that benefits families of Police Officers and EMTs.
Also Friday afternoon, Natixis Global AM, an investment company, vowed to end its ads:
BPPA Ad was in support of scholarship fund. We still support fund but don’t condone inappropriate content & Ad won’t appear in future.
Both Harpoon Brewery and LoJack Corp. said yesterday they will no longer advertise in Pax Centurion.
Harpoon Brewery tweeted:
We don't support the views in #BPPA newsletter & won't put an ad there again. We were surprised & regret letting you down!
LoJack, whose systems police use to find stolen cars and people who repeatedly go missing, posted a similar tweet, and references a BPPA scholarship fund:
our ad in Pax Centurion was intended 2 support the fund, not offensive content We don't have future plans to ad in newsletter
LoJack's tweet was in response to a query from an organizer at Occupy Boston (one of Pax Centurion's favorite targets) asking:
The #BPPA newsletter makes necrophilia jokes about Egyptian women. Are you okay with your ad standing next to that?
The two join Simmons College, which earlier this week announced it would no longer take out full-page ads in the newsletter because of its content.