Last week, actress Kaley Cuoco sang Dish's Hopper DVR's praises in a sponsored tweet claiming that the ad skipper was both "awesome" and "amazing."
The only awkward bit?
Cuoco is the star of CBS's "Big Bang Theory," and the network — along with almost every other studio — is suing Dish over the commercial-eliminating technology.
After supposedly realizing the error of her ways, Cuoco erased the tweet, and Dish is saying that CBS made her do it.
"It’s disappointing that CBS — once the exemplar of editorial independence and innovation — continues to use its heavy hand to hold back progress from consumers,” said Dish CEO and president Joe Clayton in a statement. “Clearly, with this kind of response, consumers have a true interest in the types of innovations the DISH Hopper offers. It’s a shame that CBS, despite its legacy, feels it needs to thwart this kind of consumer demand.”
But CBS says it didn't do it.
“Once again, Joe Clayton demonstrates his dubious gift for hyperbole and hucksterism," a statement reads. "No demands were made, but it’s clear that Dish’s culture of fabrication is alive and well.”
Although even if official demands weren't made, we're sure Cuoco got the message that she didn't want to offend the network that put her on the map.
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