In just one month following the Parkland shooting, the teen survivors turned activists. And they’ve made it vey clear that they’re a force to be reckoned with. They’ve garnered both celebrity support, top media coverage and the attention of the whole country. However, it seems that Fox News host Laura Ingraham did not take this into account when she sent out a bullying tweet.
David Hogg, 17, is one the Parkland shooting survivors, who along with fellow students, has created a powerful gun control movement sweeping the nation. He, like Emma Gonzalez, spoke at last weekend’s The March For Our Lives.
Recently, Hogg admitted that he’s been rejected by four universities in California. And it’s a big disappointment considering his 4.2 GPA, his 1270 SAT score, and of course, his extracurricular activities.
That’s when Fox News host Laura Ingraham weighed in on twitter (@IngrahamAngle) saying, “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which HE Applied and whines about it. (Dingled by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)”
Hogg responded with a tweet of his own (@davidhogg111), but he didn’t address Ingraham. Instead, he listed the “Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers” and invited Twitter followers to contact these 12 companies.
As a result, Nestle, Joseph A. Banks, Expedia, Hulu, Johnson & Johnson, Nutrish, TripAdvisor and Wayfair made it clear that they would remove their advertisements from Ingraham’s show, The Ingraham Angle, following her comments.
Shortly after the boycott caught on, Ingraham issued an apology on Twitter “in the spirit of Holy Week”, but is it too late?