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READ: David Hogg Renews His Call for an Advertiser Boycott Against Laura Ingraham

Be afraid, Laura, be very afraid.
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David Hogg and Laura Ingraham (Photos by @davidhogg111/Twitter and Win McNamee/Getty Images)

David Hogg, the Parkland, Florida student who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and became one of the nation’s leading gun reform activists practically overnight, has renewed his call for an advertiser boycott of Fox News personality Laura Ingraham’s show, The Ingraham Angle, after she described the child detention centers housing immigrant children as “essentially summer camps.”

“As more illegal immigrants are rushing the border, more kids are being separated from their parents,” Ingraham said during her show last night. “And temporarily housed at what are, essentially, summer camps.”

To underscore her point, Ingraham cited a news report from The San Diego Union-Tribune that compared the camps to “boarding schools.”

Ingraham’s comments placed her on the receiving end of withering criticisms as President Donald Trump’s administration faces considerable opposition to its family separations policy which has led to what advocates are calling human rights abuses at the nation’s southern border.

It didn’t take long for Hogg to respond.

“So @IngrahamAngle we meet again. Who are you biggest advertisers now?” Hogg tweeted.

“I love capitalism,” he teased before listing seven advertisers with stakes in Ingraham’s show. The list includes such companies as SIRIUS XM, Cabela’s, Carfax, and Ace Hardware.

If the threat of an advertiser boycott sounds familiar, it’s because it’s happened before. In March, Ingraham feuded with Hogg amid a heated national debate about gun reform and mocked him for not getting into several of the colleges to which he applied. At the time, Ingraham 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.

Hogg went after Ingraham’s advertisers in response.

Ingraham chose to apologize to Hogg shortly after advertisers began dropping her program.

Hogg did not accept Ingraham’s apology and her supporters launched the hashtag #IStandWithLaura in response to boycott advertisers who dropped her show.

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