UPDATE: Bayer Joins Companies Pulling Ads From Laura Ingraham’s Fox News Show
A number of companies have announced they will be pulling their ads from Laura Ingraham’s primetime show, after the Fox News host taunted Parkland, Florida student David Hogg on Twitter.
Ingraham said on Friday night that she would be taking a pre-planned vacation next week, as advertisers continued to flee her show – with the number now tallying at least 18. Remember: two other Fox News hosts took vacations amid ad boycotts: Sean Hannity, who eventually returned to his primetime show, and Bill O’Reilly, who did not.
Guest hosts filling in for Ingraham will include Jason Chaffetz and Pete Hegseth per the Hollywood Reporter.
To recap the feud, for those of you lucky enough to not have a Twitter account:
David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting who has emerged as a vocal advocate for gun control, told TMZ he was getting rejected from a number of California colleges.
Laura Ingraham, the Fox News host who has been critical of Hogg and his cohorts’s attempts to push gun control, mocked Hogg in a tweet:
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.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
In response, Hogg called for an advertiser boycott of Ingraham’s show, and tweeted out a list of companies to his legions of followers.
Ingraham eventually tweeted an apology, which Hogg rejected.
Since, the boycott has proven to have some legs. Despite questions over its legitimacy, a number of companies have announced they will no longer advertise on Ingraham’s 10 p.m. show on Fox News — by Saturday, at least 18 advertisers had pulled support, the latest being pharmaceuticals company Bayer:
We have stopped advertising on Laura Ingraham and we have no plans to resume any time in the future.
— Bayer US (@BayerUS) March 31, 2018
Here’s the list:
– Office Depot
– Jenny Craig
– Stitch Fix
– Johnson & Johnson
– Jos A Bank
– Miracle Ear
– Liberty Mutual
Watch Hogg discuss the boycott in a Friday appearance on CNN above.
This story has been updated to include the latest companies pulling support, as well as information on Ingraham’s vacation.
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