Laura Ingraham closed out her Fox News show Friday night by cheerily announcing that she planned to take next week off to spend Easter break with her kids — but to “fear not,” because she had a great lineup of guests hosts on deck. Ingraham’s vacation announcement conveniently comes in the wake of 11 of her advertisers (at last count) boycotting her show due to a call from Parkland student David Hogg.
On Wednesday, the conservative host tweeted, mocking Hogg for being rejected to the four colleges her applied to and “whining” about it. “Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates,” she added.
In response, Hogg calmly tweeted the following list of Ingraham’s top advertisers to his nearly 700,000 Twitter followers:
Ingraham has since apologized for her remarks but Hogg is not having it. The teen pointed out to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Friday morning that she only apologized after one-third of her advertisers pulled out.
“I would love to see her go,” Hogg told the New York Daily News after Ingraham’s vacation announcement. “I hope she uses this time to reflect not only on how she treated me but so many others like the students at Dartmouth or even people like Lebron James,” he added.
Teens really will rule the world.
Update 5:45 p.m.: The number of advertisers that have pulled from Ingraham’s show has now climbed to at least 17, including Honda and Progressive.
(Via NY Daily News)