Advertisers have been fleeing Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show after she tweeted about Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg’s college rejections.
Ingraham tweeted Wednesday, “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.)” and linked to a story where Hogg commented on his college application process.
Hogg responded by calling on people to speak with 12 sponsors of Ingraham’s show The Ingraham Angle. Ingraham has since apologized tweeting, “Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how ‘poised’ he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion.”
The tweet also included a link to her interview with Hogg following the Parkland shooting.
However, Hogg said that her apology wasn’t enough and asked Ingraham to consider the treatment of other Parkland shooting survivors and said her apology was a response to losing advertisers.
Here’s a list of all the advertisers that have dropped The Ingraham Angle:
Streaming site Hulu replied to Hogg’s tweet listing 12 sponsors of Ingraham’s show Thursday by saying they are no longer advertising on the show.
Food and beverage company Nestlé responded to customers asking for them to pull ads from Ingraham’s show by saying they had no plans to buy future ads. However, they did not say if they would pull any current ads for the show.
Rachael Ray’s pet food brand Nutrish also responded to Hogg’s tweet listing Ingraham’s sponsors by announcing it will remove its ads from the show.
TripAdvisor announced it would stop advertising on The Ingraham Angle and that it does not “condone the inappropriate comments made my this broadcaster.”
“We also believe Americans can disagree while still being agreeable, and that the free exchange of ideas within a community, in a peaceful manner, is the cornerstone of our democracy. In our view, these statements focused on a high school student cross the line of decency,” a TripAdvisor spokesperson told the New York Times.
Online furniture retailer also denounced Ingraham’s statements.
“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,” Wayfair told CNN.