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Parkland Survivor David Hogg Calls for Advertiser Boycott After Laura Ingraham’s Insult

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Parkland, Florida school shooting survivor David Hogg called on his Twitter followers Wednesday night to boycott Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s advertisers, after she called him a whiner.

Earlier in the day, Ingraham appeared to revel in news that Hogg had been rejected from a number of colleges in California, including UCLA.

“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.),” she tweeted.

Ingraham also added a news item on the subject from Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire — a website that has been sharply critical of Hogg and other Parkland high school students who have used last month’s massacre of 17 people to call for increased gun control.

Ingraham’s comments were met with widespread criticism from many who took her tweet as mean-spirited. Several hours later, Hogg joined in, tweeting out a list of what he said were Ingraham’s top advertisers, and urging his Twitter followers to contact them.

The 13 companies listed did not immediately respond to requests from TheWrap to confirm they advertise on Ingraham’s show.

Whether a boycott to push back against Ingraham’s insult would be successful wasn’t clear Wednesday night, but at least one of Hogg’s celebrity supporters threw his weight behind the effort: “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Fake News Alert: No, Parkland Shooting Survivor Emma Gonzalez Did Not Rip Up the US Constitution

Rick Santorum Suggests Kids Who Protest Shootings Should Learn CPR Instead (Video)

Fox News Contributor Asks Shooting Survivor If March for Our Lives Is ‘Just a Way to Goof Off’ (Video)

Source: the wrap feed

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