Fox News host Laura Ingraham sparked a firestorm yesterday after attacking Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg on Twitter:
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's response was to call for a boycott of her show's advertisers:
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
And so far on Thursday, the boycott threats have caught on with multiple advertisers dropping out including TripAdvisor, Nutrish and Wayfair.
TripAdvisor and Wayfair are dropping Laura Ingraham. https://t.co/cNUxx3ilsh— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1522345825.0
Which led Ingraham to issue Hogg an apology:
"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."
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
But Hogg is not having it.
He tweeted not long after Ingraham's "apology" that the only way he'll accept it is if she "denounce[s] the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight."
I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology o… https://t.co/i6JSgfwedE— David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954 (@David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954)1522350406.0
And he did not back down from his call for boycotts.
☺️ tweet away https://t.co/cKe4iTTulV— David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954 (@David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954)1522352669.0
If you want to help I would suggest contacting 3-4 of these companies. Lets do this— David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954 (@David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954)1522352733.0
People had Hogg's back and it doesn't look like the boycott fight is settling down in the wake of her apology.
🚨 ACTION ALERT! 🚨 THESE are Laura Ingraham's top sponsors: @Bayer @LibertyMutual @Nutrisystem @ChoiceHotels… https://t.co/HsnarCj2zO— jordan (@jordan)1522351437.0
UPDATE: Nestlé drops Laura Ingraham's show on Fox News following attack on Parkland survivors https://t.co/TqY4QXxRSZ— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1522352285.0
Some joined Hogg in shaming Ingraham for her less than sincere apology.
Laura Ingraham: Mocks Parkland shooting survivor @davidhogg111 David Hogg: Boycott Ingraham. Next Day: @Nutrish,… https://t.co/D2zYe8buv1— Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈🗽 (@Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈🗽)1522352712.0
And one Twitter user wondered what would happen once the dust settles:
All these companies that were funding Fox News’ and Laura Ingraham’s relentless lies/attacks on immigrants, Muslims… https://t.co/DDK3Bu61l2— Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻♂️🌎 (@Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻♂️🌎)1522352622.0