Fox News host Laura Ingraham is seeing a growing number of advertisers leave her show over a widely derided tweet in which she mocked Parkland survivor David Hogg.
Ingraham apologized for her remarks on Thursday after Hogg had urged his followers on Twitter to apply pressure on sponsors of her program, “The Ingraham Angle.”
But Hogg, the 17-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas who has emerged as a leader in the nationwide movement for new gun laws following the shooting last month at the school, has been dismissive of Ingraham’s apology and continued to call for an ad boycott of her show. By Friday morning, more companies had distanced themselves from “The Ingraham Angle” despite her apology.
“I think it’s great that corporate America is standing with me and the rest of my friends,” Hogg said during an appearance Friday on CNN’s “New Day.”
Ingraham, a staunchly pro-Trump commentator, came under fire earlier this week when she tweeted out a story from the right-wing website Daily Wire about Hogg’s rejection from four different colleges.
“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” she said. “(Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)”
The tweet prompted a swift backlash, as Ingraham was widely denounced for ridiculing a teenager and survivor of a mass shooting.
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