David Hogg Calls on Laura Ingraham to Apologize to Lebron James: ‘A Bully is a Bully’


School shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg doubled down on his refusal to accept an apology from Fox News host Laura Ingraham in an interview with CNN on Saturday, as advertisers of her show announced they were ending their relationships with her after she mocked the teenager on Twitter for not getting into his top colleges.

The senior student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas described Ingraham’s apology as disgusting, saying “she basically tried promoting her show after apologizing to me.”

“A bully is a bully and it’s important to stand up to them,” Hogg said, before calling on the Fox News host to also apologize to the countless men and women she publicly derided over the years. “She told Lebron James to shut up and dribble. I don’t see any apology for those people. It’s sad, it’s disturbing to know that somebody can bully so many people and just get away with it, especially to the level she did. I think now with advertisers standing with us, we can accomplish anything.

Hogg was referring to a comment Ingraham made in February, in which she criticized the NBA player for “talking politics” in interviews.

“It’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball,” she said. “Keep the political comments to yourselves. … Shut up and dribble.”

The young activist, who recently spoke at the historic March For Our Lives rally he and his peers helped organize after the Parkland massacre in February, told CNN he would agree to speak with Ingraham if she apologized to James and other figures she’s mocked.

“I think when people call us out like this, what they’re really trying to do is distract from the bigger movement here,” he added. “We’re not trying to take anyone’s guns, we’re trying to save lives.”

Watch a clip of the interview via CNN above.

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