No One Is Buying Laura Ingraham's Apology to Parkland Survivor David Hogg

No One Is Buying Laura Ingraham's Apology to Parkland Survivor David Hogg

No One Is Buying Laura Ingraham's Apology to Parkland Survivor David Hogg

Ingraham tweeted that she thought she was the first to feature Hogg on her show after the shooting and added: 'He's welcome to come on my show anytime for a productive discussion'. The previous day, Ingraham felt not a twinge of decency when she tweeted an insult about Hogg getting rejections from a number of colleges, sneering that he was whining about it.

Ingraham later apologized for the tweet, stating she was sorry for the hurt her tweet caused Hogg or "any of the courageous victims of Parkland, only to be rebuffed by the high school student".

Companies including Wayfair, TripAdvisor, Nutrish, and Nestlé have announced they will pull ads from Ingraham's show after Hogg launched a boycott campaign.

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". Hogg said he would not accept her apology.

Hogg's response to Ingraham's apology asked the host to "denounce" the way Fox has treated the survivors of Parkland.

Ingraham was awfully quiet about her apology - or.indeed, the entire subject of gun control - on her Thursday show. "It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children", Hogg said on Twitter.

In the era of boycotts as a byproduct of outrage, with figures such as President Donald Trump threatening the National Football League over player protests and airline customers employing the tactic to force change, Hogg's push for Ingraham's advertisers to respond to her comments worked remarkably quickly. "Although we are an organization that believes in freedom of expression, we do not condone discrimination, bullying, mockery or harmful behavior of any kind", the company told The Hill in a statement.

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Hogg has become one of the most visible of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, in which 17 people died.

She praised Hogg, saying that "any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA".

Nestle said it had "no plans to buy ads on the show in the future", while Stitch Fix, a clothing box subscription service, said it had pulled its advertisements.

Ingraham's show runs on Fox News, part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

"Laura Ingraham needs a few classes in compassion", tweeted the author Stephen King.

In 1997 a The Washington Post op-ed, Ingraham announced she had changed her views on homosexuality, after witnessing "the dignity, fidelity, and courage" with which her gay brother Curtis coped with AIDS. It said that it will not be purchasing any more ads.

Characters like David Corn (Mother Jones), Joy Reid, and the entire Parkland student group turned to the social network to criticize Ingraham's attack.

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