Kirsters Baish| Fox News host Laura Ingraham tweeted out a story about Parkland survivor turned anti-Second Amendment activist David Hogg on Wednesday. The foulmouthed millennial was apparently rejected from four different colleges in the state of California even though he claims that he has a high GPA. Ingraham tweeted out, “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it.”
Hogg actually had tweeted out that he was rejected from colleges, claiming that whoever was in charge of admissions must not have noticed that he was “changing the world.”
Ingraham received a lot of responses, partly because Hogg was offended by her tweet and insisted that his followers boycott Ingraham’s advertisers.
Advertisers such as Wayfair, Trip Advisor, Nutrish, Nestle, Expedia, and Hulu have all pulled their advertising.
At least six said they would cease buying ads on the show. Nutrish, celebrity cook Rachael Ray’s dog food company, announced on Thursday that it was “in the process of removing ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.” TripAdvisor, the American travel website, told POLITICO that it had “made a decision to stop advertising on that program.”
“We believe strongly in the values of our company, especially the one that says, ‘We are better together,’” a TripAdvisor spokesperson said in an email. “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 spokesperson added: “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.”
Wayfair announced that they would be pulling advertising from Ingraham’s show after saying that her comments were “not consistent with our values.” A Nestle spokesperson sent an email which confirmed the the company had “no plans to buy ads on the show in the future.” The car rental company Expedia stated that they would be following in the footsteps of Wayfair and Nestle and would be cutting all ties with Ingraham’s show.
The online television streaming service, Hulu, (who leading Trump basher, Alec Baldwin has stared in commercials for) announced via Twitter later on Thursday that they would not be advertising on Ingraham’s show any longer. They explained that they were “monitoring” all of their “ad placements carefully.”
The Fox News host apologized “for any upset or hurt” her tweet caused Hogg or any of the “brave victims of Parkland.” She invited Hogg to come on her show. Hogg didn’t seem to want to hear it. He refused Ingraham’s apology and took the opportunity to grandstand instead, saying there was one condition in which he would accept it under:
Hogg has been the first one to attack, to focus on fear, to mudsling and demonize everyone from the NRA to Republican politicians. Everyone except the killer and the Broward County Sheriff’s office.
And Hogg needs to make up his mind. Is he an adult to whom everyone should listen to on policy or a child who everyone should treat with kid gloves?
We are left wondering which one it is. In the meantime there is something we can do. The boycott game goes both ways. It’s time we stop supporting companies who don’t support us. What would happen to these corporations if the hard working conservative men and women of America stopped using their products? There’s only one way to find out … join us in boycotting Tripadvisor, Hulu, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Wayfair, Rachel Ray’s Nutrish.