David Hogg Parkland Survivor, Launches Ad Boycott Against Laura Ingraham After She Bullies Him

David Hogg Parkland Survivor, Launches Ad Boycott Against Laura Ingraham After She Bullies Him

David Hogg Parkland Survivor, Launches Ad Boycott Against Laura Ingraham After She Bullies Him

David Hogg Parkland Survivor, Launches Ad Boycott Against Laura Ingraham After She Bullies Him

Fox News host Laura Ingraham is trying to stymie the gun control fight the best way she knows how — by bullying teenage survivors.

Ingraham shared an article on Twitter yesterday revealing Parkland survivor David Hogg’s rejection from four separate colleges. Folks on Twitter immediately pounced on the pundit for this non-bit-of-news, before Hogg jumped in and launched a boycott himself, enjoining advertisers to withdraw from her show.

“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges to Which He Applied and whines about it,” Ingraham initially wrote on Twitter (that’s her random capitalization, not mine).

The tweet was promptly Ratio’d, with just 4.1 thousand retweets and 31 thousand comments.

Hogg’s sister, Lauren, called on Ingraham for failing to protect her brother from cyberbullying.

 

David himself later responded by launching an advertising boycott on Twitter.

The internet quickly followed suit.

Shannon Coulter, the founder of the #GrabYourWallet campaign which uses economic boycotts against companies that do business with Donald Trump, also joined in.

It’s unclear whether all of the companies Hogg mentioned are major sponsors of Ingraham, or simply advertised with her in the past. Still, Hogg and others have enjoined folks to investigate.

Sponsors for Ingraham’s show continue to drop. Thus far, Hulu, Nutrish, Wayfair, ExpediaNestle, and Johnson & Johnson, and TripAdvisor have all reportedly decided to halt advertising.

This isn’t the first time Ingraham has attacked vulnerable college students. When she was a student reporter at Dartmouth in the early ’80s, she sent an undercover reporter to the Gay Students Association and printed everything the students said in the paper. She called them “sodomites” at the time though later apologized for her word choice.

Some things never change, as much as they should.

Update: After TripAdvisor and Nutrish both pulled their ads from Ingraham’s program, the pundit issued the following apology.

Hogg responded by refusing to accept her apology:

Facing boycott, Laura Ingraham apologizes for taunting Parkland teen over college rejections