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NBC stopped airing a controversial TV commercial from President Donald Trump about the migrant caravan in Mexico after an online backlash that included protests from Hollywood celebrities.

"After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible," a spokesperson at Comcast's NBC Universal said in an email.

NBC's decision to run the ad was criticized on Twitter, most notably by Hollywood personalities like Judd Apatow and Debra Messing. CNN said Saturday it refused to show the commercial because its journalists deemed it "racist."

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