Here Are All The Companies That Dropped Fox News After They Attacked Parkland Teen David Hogg

Less than 48 hours after 17-year-old Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg urged his Twitter supporters to boycott advertisers on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show, companies have started to jump ship.

Hogg called out twelve companies who had advertising deals on the Fox News show in response to a tweet Ingraham posted last Wednesday, in which she mocked the teenager for having been rejected by four University of California colleges. She wrote:

“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” tweeted the Ingraham Angle host. “(Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)”

This was just the latest in a series of Twitter attacks carried out by Ingraham over the past month in which she attempted to discredit and poke fun at Hogg.

In response, Hogg decided to hit the Fox News host where it hurts. He began tagging companies on Twitter, asking their reasons for supporting Ingraham’s hateful rhetoric:

Advertisers took note and began pulling spots from Ingraham’s show in the wake of extreme Twitter backlash. The Fox News host quickly backpedaled and issued an apology to Hogg, writing:

“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.”

“She only apologized after we went after her advertisers,” Hogg said in response to the apology. “It kind of speaks for itself.”

In any case, the damage had already been done. The following is a running list of companies who have jumped ship from The Ingraham Angle.

1. Nutrish

Celebrity chef Rachel Ray’s dog food company was the first advertiser to heed Hogg’s call, announcing within an hour of his tweet that they were “in the process of removing ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.”

2. TripAdvisor

“We believe strongly in the values of our company, especially the one that says, ‘We are better together,’” a spokesperson for the travel website said in an email to POLITICO. “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.”

“We do not, however, condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster. In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency.”

3. Hulu

4. Nestle

A spokesperson for Nestle wrote that the company had “no plans to buy ads on the show in the future.”

5. Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson told Huffington Post it “will pull advertising from Ms. Ingraham’s show” on Thursday.

6. Wayfair

The online home-goods store told CNN: “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.”

7. Expedia

The company told CNBCi t had “recently pulled the advertising” from the show, but did not specify timing or whether their actions were a result of her comments towards Hogg.

8. Stitch Fix

The clothing box subscription service has also confirmed it will be pulling all ads.

h/t Politico



Written by Lex Gabrielle

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