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Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Laura Ingraham Backs Down, Apologizes for Attacking David Hogg

Laura Ingraham Backs Down, Apologizes for Attacking David Hogg

Ingraham's comment, which states the number of colleges by which Hogg has been rejected, has been widely panned by multiple outlets as "taunting" (WaPo), "cyber-bullying" (TMZ), and "mocking" (Fortune) of the Parkland survivor.

A student at the Florida school where 17 people were shot dead last month has called for a boycott of a Fox News host who disparaged his exam results.

At least two companies were prepared to pull ads from the show, "The Ingraham Angle", in response to her tweet.

"I think there's a lot of unbelievable people that don't get to college, not only that do things like I do but because their voices just aren't heard in the tsunami of people that apply every year to colleges in such an economic impacted school system here which we have here in America where people have to go into massive amounts of debt just to go to college and get an education", he said". USA celebrity chef Rachael Ray's pet food line Nutrish, travel website TripAdvisor and online home furnishings seller Wayfair Inc all said they were canceling their advertisements. "On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the fearless victims of Parkland".

As news of the boycotts began coming out today, Ingraham apologized. Hannity lost at least five advertisers after he promoted a conspiracy theory about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich; O'Reilly was sacked from Fox News when dozens of companies pulled ads amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations.

" As constantly, he's welcome to go back to the program anytime for an effective conversation", she included.

Hogg's younger sister, Lauren, also posted a powerful tweet addressing first lady Melania Trump and her campaign to end cyberbullying.

Ingraham added: "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".

The online home goods store Wayfair, travel website TripAdvisor and Rachel Ray's dog food Nutrish all said they are removing their support from Ingraham. "The choice of a grown-up to directly slam a high institution trainee that has actually shed his schoolmates in an offensive catastrophe is not constant with our worths", Wayfair's head of public relationships, Jane Carpenter, informed CNBC.

"The comments she has made are not consistent with how we feel people should be treated", the company said. She also asked the Fox News host to "grow up".

TripAdvisor also said it decided "to stop advertising on that program".

Hogg plans to study either journalism or political science, he said. As he revealed to TMZ in an exclusive interview earlier this week, he's applied to - and been rejected by - four California universities: UCLA, UCSD, UCSB and UC Irvine.

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