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Parkland student David Hogg rejected Fox News host's apology

Apr 02, 2018
11:24 P.M.
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The teenage activist has been leading calls to boycott the Fox News host.

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Gun control activist and survivor of the Florida school shooting has rejected Laura Ingraham’s apology after advertisers pull out of her show.

Newsweek reported that Hogg had called for people to target the Fox News host’s advertisers after she attacked him on social media.

Ingraham shared that Hogg was rejected by four colleges he had applied to, saying he ‘whines about it.’ She had written, ‘Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA… Totally predictable given acceptance rates.’

A few hours after her tweet, he responded by asking the Fox News host who her biggest advertisers were, with a hashtag #BoycottIngramAdverts.

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He then tweeted out a list of her advertisers and called on his supporters to contact each company. 

Many have condemned Ingraham’s comments on social media, including Representative Nydia Velazquez of New York’s 7th Congressional District. 

After the 17-year-old Hogg’s tweets, 12 companies said they were pulling ads from Ingraham’s program. She then issued an apology for her comments, however, keeping up the pressure, Hogg said, “I would love to see her go.”

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‘I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.’

The teenage activist, who has amassed nearly 70,000 followers on the micro-blogging site since the attack on February 14, told CNN that it was a great feeling to see corporate America standing with him and the rest of his friends.

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Hogg also rejected her invitation to appear on her show to discuss his gun control campaign. Terming it “disgusting,” he said that Ingraham was trying to promote her show after apologizing to him.

A dozen companies, including TripAdvisor, JoS A Bank, Expedia, Hulu, Johnson & Johnson, Office Depot, Jenny Craig, Atlantis, Wayfair, Stich Fix, Nestle, and Nutrish have announced they have withdrawn their commercials from The Ingraham Angle.

Hogg was praised by Republican campaign strategist, Steve Schmidt, saying the teenager was not scared or intimidated by Ingraham.

The survivor grabbed the national spotlight as a prominent gun control activist in the wake of February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School claiming the lives of 17 of his classmates and educators. 

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