Roku won't ditch NRA TV: 'We do not curate or censor based on viewpoint'

Roku will not drop NRA (National Rifle Association) TV as multiple companies move to cut ties with the group. 

The streaming company said in a statement on Tuesday it shares "deep sadness" for the tragedy that occurred at a high school in Parkland, Fla.

"While the vast majority of all streaming on our platform is mainstream entertainment, voices on all sides of an issue or cause are free to operate a channel," Roku said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"We do not curate or censor based on viewpoint." 

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Roku added that it is not promoting or being paid to distribute NRA TV.

"We do not and have not ever had a commercial relationship with the NRA," the company said in its statement.

"Their channel is free to consumers with no ads. We welcome Moms Demand Action and other important groups to use our platform to share their messages too."

The comments come after 17 people were killed earlier this month when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Florida.

The shooting spurred a wave of activism among students, who are demanding that lawmakers act to prevent another school shooting and are calling out officials and companies who have ties to the NRA.

Several companies have moved to distance themselves from the NRA since the shooting, including Delta, United Airlines and First National Bank.

Multiple online petitions have called on Apple, Amazon and other streaming services to cut ties with NRA TV.

NRA TV includes channels such as NRA News, NRA Women and NRA Hunting.

The NRA said the service is "your source for the most comprehensive coverage of the Second Amendment and firearms related issues."