Parkland shooting survivor rejects Laura Ingraham's apology for mocking tweet

Parkland shooting survivor rejects Laura Ingraham's apology for mocking tweet

Parkland shooting survivor rejects Laura Ingraham's apology for mocking tweet

On Wednesday, Ingraham shared a Daily Wire story about the four colleges that rejected Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg.

In response, Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who filmed students hiding from the gunman in their classrooms, was quick to respond, tweeting a list of a dozen advertisers and encouraging followers to immediately call them and ask them to drop Ingraham.

After she sent the tweet, Hogg called on her main advertisers to pull their commercials from her show, utilizing a list from Media Matters for America.

On Thursday, Ingraham tweeted an apology "in the spirit of Holy Week", saying she was sorry for any hurt or upset she had caused Hogg or any of the "brave victims" of Parkland. "I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight". That would put Hogg in the position of having to double down on pettiness in refusing to accept her apology. After Sean Hannity supported Alabama judge Roy Moore in his campaign for the US senate, five companies removed their ads, including Keurig.

Hogg himself was also voicing his opinion on Friday, stating on New Day that he believes Ingraham is just trying to distract from the gun violence he and other students want to end.

Johnson & Johnson also said in a Thursday statement that it had "pulled our advertising from Ms. Ingraham's show".

TripAdvisor said it planned to stop advertising on the show and that it did not "condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster". On March 26, a viral video started making the rounds which showed how Fox News was covering the March for Our Lives and correspondents insulting the students.

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.

"It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children", Hogg wrote. The Fox host said she will be spending the Easter break with her kids and The Ingraham Angle will be manned by a slate of guest hosts while she is out.

Eleven companies so far have withdrawn their ads from Ingraham's Fox News program after she feuded with a survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting over Twitter.

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

Fox News, which has not offered a statement, has faced a number of ad boycotts in recent years. It's unclear how much of an impact the advertiser exodus will have on Ingraham's program.

Ingraham apologized to Hogg on Thursday on Twitter, and said any high school student should be proud to earn a 4.2 GPA.

The Ingraham Angle airs weeknights at 10 p.m. on Fox News.

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