CNN Bizarrely Cuts To Applebee’s Split-Screen Commercial While Covering Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine


  • CNN shows air raid sirens going off in Ukraine as Russia fires missiles into the country.
  • While showing the air raid sirens in Ukraine, CNN bizarrely cut to a split-screen Applebee’s commercial that many viewers felt was insensitive.
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CNN might want to think about how they cut to commercials as they cover Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

On Thursday morning, it was reported that Russia has started attacking Ukraine with missile strikes as they begin their invasion of the country.

CNN went on to show air raid sirens blaring inside Ukraine before bizarrely curing into a split-screen Applebee’s chicken fried commercial

Update: CNN has now used a split-screen vacation commercial while covering the war in Ukraine.

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