Laura Ingraham Apologizes to Parkland Survivor David Hogg, But He Doesn't Accept

Laura Ingraham Apologizes to Parkland Survivor David Hogg, But He Doesn't Accept

Hogg has been one of the most vocal, speaking at the March for Our Lives rally against gun violence in Washington.

On Wednesday, however, Hogg remained silent - at first.

- Ingraham hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, The Laura Ingraham Show. "She just understands that she finally crossed a line that would cost her advertisers". She provided followers with a sample letter for contacting the companies to voice their concern.

After Hogg's tweets gained attention from the press overnight, some companies chose to withdraw advertisements from her show.

At this writing, Nutrish, TripAdvisor and Wayfair had responded to Hogg's boycott call.

Fox News Channel's "The Ingraham Angle" has seen growing TV advertisers departures, due to a controversial tweet from Laura Ingraham attacking a Parkland survivor, student/activist David Hogg. "As such, we have made a decision to stop advertising on that program", a spokesperson said. In November, several brands that initially said they would stop advertising on Hannity's show after comments he made about Roy Moore, the former Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, later walked back those statements.

As boycotts go, this one happened pretty fast: On Tuesday, Hogg told TMZ that he got rejected by four UC system schools.

On Thursday, Ingraham apologized to Hogg on Twitter. It's that [Ingraham's] signaling to her large audience that it's okay to do that.




Other Ingraham advertisers including Allstate, Geico, Liberty Mutual, Hulu and Red Lobster did not respond to requests for comment. Lauren tweeted. "If you ask me, he is more articulate than you and has far better character".

Hogg told TMZ that he wasn't surprised about the rejections because "there are a lot of awesome people who don't get into college - not only that do things like I do, but because their voices aren't heard in the tsunami of people that apply every year". Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg called for that boycott after host Laura Ingraham mocked him on Twitter for not getting into a few of the colleges of his choice. But to hear a prominent television host mock his college rejections was "extremely frustrating", he said.

But as Ingraham soon learned, picking a fight with a teenager on social media is a losing proposition-especially this teenager. After the National Basketball Association star LeBron James criticized President Donald Trump, Ingraham responded that he should "shut up and dribble".

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"David was not whining", Levin tweeted to Ingraham.

The school shooting left 17 dead. And online retailer Wayfair said, "the decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values".

On Twitter, civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom said Ingraham's tweet may be a sign that Hogg has "really gotten under Fox News' skin".

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