Amid Ad Boycott, Laura Ingraham Announces She's Taking Vacation Next Week

  • Amid Ad Boycott, Laura Ingraham Announces She's Taking Vacation Next Week

Amid Ad Boycott, Laura Ingraham Announces She's Taking Vacation Next Week

A combination of file photos show media personality Ingraham in Washington and student Hogg, at a rally in Washington Thomson Reuters (Reuters) - Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off, after nearly a dozen advertisers dropped her show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter.

On Tuesday, TMZ posted the video showing Hogg - who has become a prominent voice for gun control after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - as he reflected on a recent string of college rejection letters.

"It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children", Hogg said, after which he tweeted another link to a list of her advertisers, telling followers, "If you want to help I would suggest contacting 3-4 of these companies", adding, "Lets do this".

Ingraham apologized to Hogg on Thursday on Twitter, and said any high school student should be proud to earn a 4.2 GPA.

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg says he is refusing to accept Laura Ingraham's apology.

Since Wednesday night, at least 14 advertisers have stopped advertising on the program, including Liberty Mutual, Office Depot, Jenny Craig, Atlantis Paradise Island, Stitch Fix, Johnson & Johnson, Hulu, Nestle, Expedia, Wayfair, Trip Advisor, Ruby Tuesday, Nutrish, and Global investment group Principal. "I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight".

"An apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough", Hogg said.

"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", the company said, according to The New York Times.

The food conglomerate told HuffPost, "We have no plans to buy ads on the show in the future".

In the article, she called association "cheerleaders for latent campus sodomites" and later defended the outings as a "freedom of the press issue".

Before long, Hogg's tweet was flooded with replies from his supporters, some of whom pasted images of their messages to the companies mentioned.

Johnson & Johnson also said in a Thursday statement that it had "pulled our advertising from Ms. Ingraham's show".

Ingraham stepped in it earlier this week, when she snarked about Hogg's remarks about his college application rejections.

Hogg wasn't the only person who found Ingraham's tweets to be less than honest. "Laura Ingraham would not exist without corporations enabling her to exist on the air".

Companies including Wayfair, TripAdvisor, Nutrish, and Nestlé have canceled their ads with Ingram. "As such, we have made a decision to stop advertising on that program", the spokesperson said.