Parkland Leader David Hogg Calls for Laura Ingraham Boycott ... After Cyberbullying

Mar 30, 2018, 01:18
Parkland Leader David Hogg Calls for Laura Ingraham Boycott ... After Cyberbullying

Fox News' Laura Ingraham, host of the Ingraham Angle, spoke with David Hogg on her show just after the shooting occurred on February 14.

The controversy began with a tweet, when Ingraham linked to an article from the Daily Wire about how David Hogg, an organizer for March for Our Lives, didn't get into UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, or UC Irvine despite his 4.2 GPA.

"It's been kind of annoying having to deal with that", Hogg, who has a 4.2 GPA, told TMZ of the four colleges that denied his application, adding, "we're changing the world", so it's been hard to focus on those rejection letters.

Hogg responded by tweeting a list of companies that advertise on Ingraham's show and encouraging them to yank their ads from her show.

"As a company, we support open dialogue and debate on issues", the statement said.

But on Thursday, as several companies announced they would pull ads from Ingraham's program, Ingraham tweeted an apology, stating "On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the fearless victims of Parkland". The Daily Beast reported that online retailer Wayfair has also chose to remove its ads from Ingraham's show. She linked to a story from a conservative news site that described Hogg as a "Gun Rights Provocateur".

Ever since the school shooting, David became a vocal advocate for gun control and reports state that he was attacked by Ingraham on Twitter for the same.

Nutrish, a pet food brand owned by Rachael Ray, said it was "in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham's program".

Hogg tweeted, "Soooo @IngrahamAngle what are your biggest advertisers". "I'm going to go after her advertisers". US celebrity chef Rachael Ray's pet food line Nutrish, travel website TripAdvisor and online home furnishings seller Wayfair Inc all said they were canceling their advertisements.

Ms Ingraham also invited him to appear on her show "for a productive discussion", saying she had previously remarked how "poised he was given the tragedy". "Did you watch the video???" he posted.

This is not the first time a boycott has been brought against Fox News over the incendiary words of one of its hosts.

As much as Fox News will claim to be the embodiment of patriotism and American values, there's only one hero who exemplifies the power of truth, justice, and the American way: Captain America himself.

David told the celebrity gossip website he had been turned away from four colleges in the University of California system.

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