Fox News’ Laura Ingraham is losing advertisers after mocking a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting during a Twitter feud that erupted between the conservative TV host and David Hogg.
Hogg, a survivor-turned-gun-control activist, lost 14 of his classmates in the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, a massacre that claimed 17 lives in total.
At least 11 advertisers, including Wayfair, Nestle, Hulu and TripAdvisor, have pulled their commercials from “The Ingraham Angle” since Wednesday when Ingraham posted a tweet making fun of the high school senior.
“David Hogg rejected by four colleges to which he applied and whines about it,” Ingraham tweeted.
Hogg responded with a tweet urging Ingraham’s advertisers to drop the host, and they started complying.
By Thursday Ingraham issued an apology to Hogg, but he rejected it, contending she was more concerned with losing revenue than with making a sincere apology. He said the only way he’d accept her apology was if she apologized for the way Fox News has treated his friends.
"It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children," Hogg said.
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