Laura Ingraham roasted for using religion in apology to David Hogg
- Author: Kyle Peterson Mar 31, 2018,
Mar 31, 2018, 7:51
Now, at Hogg's request, major advertisers are pulling out from her show.
"On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologise for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the fearless victims of Parkland", she said. The companies include Nutrish, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Nestle, Hulu, Wayfair, Stitch Fix, and Office Depot.
Rapaport was lashing out after the David Hogg attack, apology and backlash: "This is the same Laura Ingraham who just a few weeks ago said that LeBron James and Kevin Durant and these athletes should just shut up and dribble", the actor said. In a statement provided to HuffPost, Johnson & Johnson said they also plan to pull advertising.
"It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children", Hogg wrote.
But Hogg's response to the competitiveness of college admissions took an interesting twist Friday when he shared that he is considering delaying college this fall to take a "gap year" to continue his gun-policy advocacy.
The online home-goods retailer told HuffPost, "The decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values".
Later, referring to the original jab from Ingraham's tweet, Camerota joked, "What kind of dumbass colleges don't want you?" noting that he and his friends have taken the entire country by storm.
Ingraham on Wednesday posted a mocking tweet of high school senior David Hogg, taunting him for not getting into some colleges he had applied to.
The public outcry following Ingraham's attack pushed multiple corporate advertisers to terminate their relationships with the host's Fox program.
Nearly a year ago, more than 50 advertisers yanked their spots from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show after it emerged that O'Reilly, Fox and its parent company had paid $13 million to settle five sexual harassment lawsuits. After Sean Hannity supported Alabama judge Roy Moore in his campaign for the U.S. Senate, five companies removed their ads, including Keurig. We appreciate our clients' feedback on this, and we can confirm we're no longer advertising on Laura's show.
The Ingraham Angle airs weeknights at 10 p.m. on Fox News. The former reality TV star would regularly call into Fox News shows to express his political opinions on the news topic of the day, despite not having any professional experience in politics. NPR reports that a number of the advertisers did just that.