More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham after Parkland comments

David Hogg
More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham after Parkland comments

02 April, 2018

Hogg - who has amassed more than 650,000 Twitter followers himself - responded by tweeting a list of 12 companies that he said were sponsors of Ingraham's show, The Ingraham Angle.

Fox News' Laura Ingraham announced Friday she would be taking a vacation the next week to celebrate Easter with her family as advertisers have dropped her show after she criticized a Parkland school shooting survivor.

TripAdvisor, JoS A Bank, Expedia, Hulu, Johnson & Johnson, Office Depot, Jenny Craig, Wayfair, Stich Fix, Nestlé and Nutrish announced they would withdraw commercials from the presenter's show, The Ingraham Angle.

"Jeffrey Hart, the faculty adviser for The Dartmouth Review described Ingraham as having "the most extreme anti-homosexual views imaginable", claiming 'she went so far as to avoid local eatery where she feared the waiters were homosexuals'".

A spokesman for online travel website TripAdvisor said the company does not "condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster".

The teen said he will not accept the conservative pundit's half-hearted Twitter apology until she admits that she has slandered him and his classmates.

Ingraham apologized to Hogg on Thursday on Twitter, and said any high school student should be proud to earn a 4.2 GPA.

Hogg's response to Ingraham's apology asked the host to "denounce" the way Fox has treated the survivors of Parkland. "As always, he's welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion", she concluded.

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"It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children", Hogg tweeted.

"We are not scheduled to run any future ads on her show and will continue to analyze our advertising placements to make sure they align with our beliefs as a company", Long added.

Hogg was one of the hundreds of students that survived the Florida high school massacre that left 17 dead.

Hogg, who has proven adept at leveraging the pace and amplification of social media, quickly responded with a tweet of his own, listing her major sponsors and encouraging his rapidly growing social media base to pressure them. In a statement provided to HuffPost, Johnson & Johnson said they also plan to pull advertising.

Television host Laura Ingraham is facing a major backlash from advertisers.

Ingraham apologized Thursday in a tweet that also commended Hogg for his 4.2 GPA.

It may yet come to pass that the next unintended casualty of Nikolas Cruz's rampage is Laura Ingraham's career. He went on to accelerate the boycott effort by listing 100 advertisers for the show by retweeting a list provided by Media Matters. It said that it will not be purchasing any more ads.

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