Supporters of Fox News personality Laura Ingraham have launched the hashtag #IStandWithLaura to boycott advertisers who dropped her show after she feuded with Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and mocked him for not getting into several of the colleges to which he applied.
Ingraham's fans are targeting the 11 companies that have boycotted Ingraham's show, The Ingraham Angle. They are:
- Atlantis, Paradise Island
- Jenny Craig
- Johnson & Johnson
- Office Depot
Many have gone ahead and canceled their subscriptions, as noted in some tweets below.
Ingraham's supporters referred to Hogg, who has become one of the more prominent faces of the gun reform movement following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which claimed the lives of both his classmates and school faculty members, as:
- an "anti-gun communist"
- a shill for groups funded by business magnate George Soros, who has often been accused of masterminding and funding liberal and progressive movements
- a "Lil Hitler pug"
- a "Hitleresque punk"
- a "Dem Puppet"
- a "radical leftist"
- a "fouled [sic] mouth [sic] teenager"
Such a shame big companies let a young a$$ punk (who can’t even get in college) drive them in the ground! #smdh 🙄… https://t.co/JQSdlGpGlO— #Trump2020 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸 (@#Trump2020 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸) 1522384328.0
@mike_Zollo #ISTANDWITHLAURA IF LAURA'S SHOW GOES SO DO OUR SUPPORT FOR THE SPONSORS. THERE ARE MILLIONS OF US WHO… https://t.co/ZUVX4dGM7I— 💖💉MELANIE💉💖👠👠🇺🇸🇮🇹🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇮🇹🇺🇸 (@💖💉MELANIE💉💖👠👠🇺🇸🇮🇹🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇮🇹🇺🇸) 1522341503.0
@Nutrish @davidhogg111 Hogg calls NRA members child murderers.....My grandfather, father, mother, step father, step… https://t.co/RbXfeMKoHm— Deplorable ML (@Deplorable ML) 1522362089.0
Really pissing me OFF!! Fact: Lil Hitler pug Hogg made his college rejection issues known first...He tries to act l… https://t.co/8L0TDMjQ0e— X 🚫 tirənē #VOTERID2020 X TRUMP2020 #WWG1WGA (@X 🚫 tirənē #VOTERID2020 X TRUMP2020 #WWG1WGA) 1522415306.0
David Hogg is a Hitleresque punk. And no, I will not apologize. Laura Ingraham https://t.co/z4iwLDbHbx— Patrick Henry (@Patrick Henry) 1522350404.0
@IngrahamAngle If he can be profane and put himself in the spotlight day after day, he better be prepared for an op… https://t.co/iaaCNVgIoA— Mrs. Deplorable ✝🇺🇸🦅✈️ (@Mrs. Deplorable ✝🇺🇸🦅✈️) 1522367478.0
Shame on you @wayfair! Just cancelled my order! David acts like an adult with his behavior, he deserve what he got!… https://t.co/DlEWvA5N6R— I Believe in America (@I Believe in America) 1522359728.0
@TwitterMoments Boycotts work for BOTH sides😀 I value my free speech and hate the radical leftists causing more div… https://t.co/V9KdLM67Ll— Dianna Trump2020 (@Dianna Trump2020) 1522357143.0
@Nestle Done with your support of a fouled mouth teenager. Bye Bye Nestle. #IStandwithLaura— BDG (@BDG) 1522411112.0
Others have accused Hogg of attempting to decimate the First Amendment in addition to the Second.
The boycott comes after a hectic week for Ingraham, who, by many accounts, did not expect the backlash she received as a result of sparring with Hogg after she cited a Daily Wire story which spotlighted Hogg's college rejection notices.
"David Hogg Rejected by Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it," she wrote, adding that Hogg had been "Dinged" by the University of California with a 4.1-grade point average.
David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...tota… https://t.co/HB7tMNEbEb— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham) 1522251922.0
Hogg then decided to go after Ingraham's advertisers: "Soooo @IngrahamAngle what are your biggest advertisers ... Asking for a friend. #BoycottIngramAdverts," he tweeted.
Soooo @IngrahamAngle what are your biggest advertisers ... Asking for a friend. #BoycottIngramAdverts— David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954 (@David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954) 1522285358.0
Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that # Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers 1. @sleepnumber 2. @ATT 3.… https://t.co/Jg1zblwxWc— David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954 (@David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954) 1522287046.0
Ingraham chose to apologize to Hogg shortly after advertisers began dropping her program.
"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 ... immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how 'poised' he was given the tragedy. As always, he's welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion," she said in two tweets.
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apolog… https://t.co/vxKXPwKJ3o— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham) 1522343174.0
... immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how "poised" he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s… https://t.co/Oge63OW0Sf— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham) 1522343213.0
Fox News has not offered a statement on the matter. Hogg, for his part, did not accept Ingraham's apology, telling CNN: "No," adding that Ingraham only apologized "after a third of her advertisers pulled out."
I think it's great that corporate America is standing with me and the rest of my friends. Because when you come against any one of us, whether it be me or anybody else, you're coming against all of us. And I think it's important that we stand together as both corporate and civic America to take action against these people and show them that they cannot push us around, especially when all we're trying to do here is save lives.