Advertisers Ditch Laura Ingraham After She Mocks Parkland Activist

Posted April 02, 2018

Hogg is a survivor of the 14 February mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Parkland suburb of Fort Lauderdale.

Social media users exhausted of seeing Hogg, hearing Hogg or being lectured by Hogg, launched a campaign to "make him go away".

That same day, Hogg responded by encouraging his followers to boycott Ingraham's Fox News show, tweeting out a list of companies who advertise for it and encouraging people to call them in protest.

Conservative commentator and writer, Candace Owens, sees something alarming behind the actions of the teens.

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By the Guardian's count, 11 advertisers had dropped her show as of Saturday morning.

"As always, he's welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion", Ingraham said.

Hogg appeared to take a victory lap at Ingraham by tweeting, "Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week".

He posted the names of her top advertisers on Twitter and urged his almost 700,000 followers to call those companies.

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"I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight", Hogg said on Twitter.

Ingraham apologized, but Hogg blasted it as an insincere "effort just to save your advertisers". It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. "In our view, these statements focused on a high school student cross the line of decency". "However, the decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values".

Foodmaker Nestle said it had "no plans to buy ads on the show in the future", while celebrity food host Rachael Ray's pet food company Nutrish said it was "in the process" of removing its ads.

Hogg said Ingraham's attacks were "really, really stupid", adding that the subsequent backlash shows that people are fed up with her and the scourge of gun violence. Hannity fans then launched a boycott of Keurig posting videos of themselves destroying their coffee makers on social media.

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Last year, more than 50 brands pulled ads from "The O'Reilly Factor" after The New York Times reported on settlements that the show's host, Bill O'Reilly, had made with women who accused him of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior, which contributed to his ouster. A Fox News representative was not immediately available for comment.