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viernes, 30 de marzo de 2018

Fox News host Laura Ingraham loses advertisers after criticizing David Hogg

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham is taking the heat from advertisers this week after she posted a controversial tweet about David Hogg, a survivor of the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Advertisers like Hulu, TripAdvisor, and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their commercials from Ingraham’s evening Fox program after she published a tweet criticizing David Hogg — a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDHS) in Parkland who survived the school shooting that took the lives of 17 on Feb. 14 — for his response to his recent college rejections.

Ingraham tweeted on Wednesday:

Focusing on the Future

David Hogg, a 17-year-old senior at MSDHS, has garnered wide-spread media attention for his gun reform demands since the shooting in February.

Ingraham posted the tweet about Hogg after he admitted to TMZ on Tuesday that he had been rejected by four schools in the University of California system. Hogg had told TMZ:

I am not surprised at all in all honesty. I think there’s a lot of amazing people that don’t get to college, not only that do things like I do but because their voices just aren’t heard in the tsunami of people that apply every year to colleges in such an economic impacted school system here which we have here in America where people have to go into massive amounts of debt just to go to college and get an education.

In response to Ingraham’s tweet, Hogg tweeted a list of some of the top advertisers of Ingraham’s show, The Ingraham Angle, and asked his supporters to contact three or four of the companies, demanding they cease their advertisements. He has also retweeted contact information for the businesses.

Hogg’s tweets have so far proven successful, with top advertisers like Expedia, Nestlé, Wayfair, and Nutrish backing out from sponsoring Ingraham’s show.

A spokesman for TripAdvisor told NBC that the company does not “condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster. In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency.”

Additionally, in a statement to the BBC, Wayfair noted, “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.”

An Amicable Apology

The Fox star has since apologized “for any upset or hurt [her] tweet caused.” She tweeted on Thursday:

Not Enough

But Hogg refused to accept Ingraham’s apology, calling it “an effort just to save your advertisers.”

The 17-year-old suggested that the Fox host “denounce the way [her] network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight.”

“She only cares about her pocketbook,” Hogg said of Ingraham in an interview with NBC on Thursday evening, “and that’s just sad.”

Hogg has since told reporters that he was accepted to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California State University San Marcos, and Florida Atlantic University. Meanwhile, spokespeople for some of the universities that previously rejected Hogg have said that he is welcome to appeal their decision.

In the end, Hogg has proven himself to be vindictive and unforgiving. For Ingraham, and others who disagree with Hogg’s political agenda, the lesson is clear: handle this one with care.


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