Fox News' Laura Ingraham is losing advertisers after mocking a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting during a Twitter feud that erupted between the conservative TV host and David Hogg.
Hogg, a survivor-turned-gun-control activist, lost 14 of his classmates in the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, a massacre that claimed 17 lives in total.
At least 11 advertisers, including Wayfair, Nestle, Hulu and TripAdvisor, have pulled their commercials from "The Ingraham Angle" since Wednesday when Ingraham posted a tweet making fun of the high school senior.
“David Hogg rejected by four colleges to which he applied and whines about it,” Ingraham tweeted.
David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
Hogg responded with a tweet urging Ingraham’s advertisers to drop the host, and they started complying.
Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
4. @Allstate & @esurance
6. @RocketMortgage Mortgage
By Thursday Ingraham issued an apology to Hogg, but he rejected it, contending she was more concerned with losing revenue than with making a sincere apology. He said the only way he’d accept her apology was if she apologized for the way Fox News has treated his friends.
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David...(1/2)— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. https://t.co/H0yWs4zMGk— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
"It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children," Hogg said.
"I think it's great that corporate America is standing with me," David Hogg says of his call for advertisers to boycott Laura Ingraham's Fox News show, "They cannot push us around, especially when all we're trying to do here is save lives" https://t.co/kL7RrM6fHF pic.twitter.com/yvz1PpXMxg— New Day (@NewDay) March 30, 2018
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