Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Fox News' Laura Ingraham Apologizes for Tweet About Parkland Student David Hogg

Laura Ingraham walks on stage during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Ohio Laura Ingraham Apologizes As Advertisers Bail Over Mockery Of Parkland Survivor
Heather Davidson | 30 March, 2018, 09:11

As the right-wing Fox News channel continues to criticize the activist student survivors of the Parkland shooting, Fox News' Laura Ingraham has been forced to issue an apology to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High student David Hogg for remarks that led several advertisers to flee her show.

Previously on Thursday, pet food business Nutrish claimed in a tweet that it is "while eliminating our advertisements from Laura Ingraham's program".

In a statement on its website Thursday, TripAdvisor said that it found the TV personality's comments "inappropriate" and that they "cross the line of decency". If they're up on the podium or talking to TMZ, what is happening to that fabulous and very impressive 4.2 GPA of Hogg's? " #BoycottIngramAdverts", he tweeted to his 615,000 followers before posting a list of the top 12 companies who advertise on her program.

"On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the courageous victims of Parkland", she tweeted.

Hogg's sister Lauren is calling on Melania Trump to actually do something about cyberbullying, and that this is a really good place to start.

It didn't take long for Ingraham to apologize, "in the spirit of Holy Week".

- Major backlash followed, with author Stephen King even tweeting that Ingraham "needs a few classes in compassion".

Hogg addressed Ingraham's apology in an interview with The New York Times.

Responding to public pressure, Nestle wrote on Twitter that it had "no plans to buy ads on the show in future".

Ingraham added that she believed her show was the first to feature Hogg immediately after the deadly high-school shooting on February 14, and complimented how "poised" he was.

Ingraham had taunted 17-year-old David Hogg on Wednesday after he said he was rejected for admission at four colleges.

Ingraham apologized after advertisers began pulling spots from her FNC primetime program, after Hogg launched a boycott of same advertisers following Ingraham's mocking of him.

He later tweeted out a list of Ingraham's advertisers, directing people to contact those companies. "The Ingraham Angle" host said he was "whining about it" and should have assumed he would be "dinged by UCLA. given current acceptance rates".

It's kind of hard to know just where to stand when it comes to Parkland leader David Hogg using the clout he now has to take down Laura Ingraham.

Ingraham, in 2 tweets, said sorry Thursday mid-day for "any type of distressed or harm my tweet triggered him or any one of the endure sufferers of Parkland".

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