Published: Sat, March 31, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Sponsors flee Fox host's show amid spat with Parkland student

Sponsors flee Fox host's show amid spat with Parkland student

The previous day, Ingraham felt not a twinge of decency when she tweeted an insult about Hogg getting rejections from a number of colleges, sneering that he was whining about it. In response, Hogg tweeted a list of advertisers on Ingraham's show and called on followers to contact them. Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, TripAdvisor, Nutrish, Expedia and Hulu - a video-streaming company partly owned by Fox News parent 21st Century Fox - are among the advertisers who have said they would no longer advertise in her program.

He added that he does not accept Ingraham's apology, maintaining his position that her contrition is directly connected to the boycott of numerous advertisers on her show.

At least eight companies have told ABC News they intend to pull their sponsorship of Ingraham's evening show. "It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children", he tweeted.

In a video posted to his Instagram Thursday, actor Michael Rapaport attacked Laura Ingraham as a "filthy pig", a "f***ing pig, and a "dog-faced animal". She's going after this high school student.

Since then, these survivors have been the victims of attacks by conservative groups and Second Amendment advocates, including organizations such as the National Rifle Association and the Fox News network.

But David Hogg, who is a survivor of the mass shooting that killed 17 people at his Parkland, Fla., high school in February, did not get into two of his top choices for college: the University of California at Los Angeles and at Santa Barbara.

According to reports, more than 10 advertisers have either pulled away or completely dropped running commercials on Ingraham's weekday show.

Later, referring to the original jab from Ingraham's tweet, Camerota joked, "What kind of dumbass colleges don't want you?" noting that he and his friends have taken the entire country by storm. Many felt it was wrong of the TV host to use religion in her apology and only after advertisers starting dropping her show.

Nearly a year ago, more than 50 advertisers yanked their spots from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show after it emerged that O'Reilly, Fox and its parent company had paid $13 million to settle five sexual harassment lawsuits. "As such, we have made a decision to stop advertising on that program".

The Ingraham Angle airs weeknights at 10 p.m. on Fox News.

The food conglomerate told HuffPost, "We have no plans to buy ads on the show in the future".

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