As Advertisers Bail, Fox News' Laura Ingraham Announces "Vacation"

Erica Roy
April 2, 2018

Those calls have been met with equally passionate responses by Trump supporters who say they are determined to use their buying power to stand with the president and his family.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Friday she will take a week's vacation following an exodus of advertisers from her show after she insulted a Florida shooting survivor's grades.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, who has become a vocal gun control activist in the wake of the deadly shooting, was more than ready to fight back.

"I would only consider doing it after she apologizes to all the people that she's hurt throughout her professionalism career because of her immaturity and unprofessionalism", he said.

The controversy began on Wednesday, when Ingraham tweeted, "David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it".

Ingraham said on air that she would take Easter week off with her children, and a "great line-up of guest hosts" would fill in.

He posted the names of her top advertisers on Twitter and urged his almost 700,000 followers to call those companies.

Facing pressure, Ingraham wrote an apology on Thursday afternoon, saying: "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".

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"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", Ingraham wrote on Twitter.

Hogg responded by tweeting a list of companies that advertise on Ingraham's show and encouraging them to yank their ads from her show.

Ingraham apologized the next day, explaining that "any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA".

Hogg was unimpressed with Ingraham's apology. In an interview on CNN, he said, "She's only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out ..."

Hogg wrote on Twitter that an apology just to mollify advertisers was insufficient.

Travel website TripAdvisor said it would stop advertising on Ingraham's show, saying it does not "condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster".

Upon reading the news that Ingraham would be taking time off, Hogg tweeted, "Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week".

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