David Hogg rejects Fox News Host Laura Ingraham’s apology

By: Ashley Saravia

David Hogg has labeled one of his harshest critics a “bully”. He went on CNN to discuss how the Fox News host, Laura Ingraham, made a ridicule of the teen’s public statements about being rejected by colleges. On Wednesday, Ingraham tweeted a story from a conservative site that labeled Hogg as a “Gun Rights Provocateur” in addition to her tweet, “David Hogg rejected by four colleges to which he applied and whines about it”. Ingraham’s criticism are paralleled with earlier statements she had made about others: a conflict with gays while she was at Dartmouth and, most recently, responding back to Lebron James’s political statements and said “shut up and dribble”. Hogg stated that they all deserve apologies. On twitter he listed 12 companies that advertise on Fox News and said “pick a number 1-12 and contact the company next to that #”. With more than 700,000 followers, many of them called the companies and within a matter of days Ingraham lost a dozen of advertisers. Afterwards, she apologized on twitter, but Hogg did not accept her apology and said it was “expected, especially after so many of her advertisers dropped out”. The advertisers distance themselves; demonstrates Hogg’s influence along with other Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors have gained. The advertising companies fear polarizing the controversy and receiving a backlash. For example, since the 2016 election, companies who carried “the Trump name” were boycotted and the public started a campaign #GrabYourWallet to protest Trump.

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