Multiple companies say they’re pulling their advertisements from conservative Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show after she sent a tweet mocking Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control activist David Hogg.
Nestle US, Hulu and Nutrish confirmed on Twitter that they are removing advertising from Ingraham’s show. Media reports say TripAdvisor, Expedia, Wayfair and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their support as well.
Ingraham wrote Wednesday morning to her more than 2 million Twitter followers that Hogg, a high school senior, was whining about being rejected by four colleges. “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)” she wrote, before linking to an article that called Hogg a “gun rights provocateur.”
Hogg — who has amassed more than 650,000 Twitter followers himself — responded by tweeting a list of 12 companies that he said were sponsors of Ingraham’s show, The Ingraham Angle. Hogg asked his supporters to each contact three or four companies.
Facing pressure, Ingraham wrote an apology on Thursday afternoon:
Hogg did not accept the apology:
Looks like Hogg is winning this bigly, and man, is the right upset about it!