The list of advertisers pulling ads from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show continues to grow.
Ingraham drew criticism after she mocked Parkland, Fla. high school shooting survivor David Hogg on Wednesday over his college application rejections. By Friday afternoon, at least 12 advertisers had pulled their support from her show.
Here’s the list:
— Johnson & Johnson
— Stitch Fix
— Jos. A. Bank
— Office Depot
— Jenny Craig
A few of the companies issued statements in conjunction with their moves:
“As a company, we support open dialogue and debate on issues,” a spokeswoman for the home goods retailer Wayfair said. “However, the decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values.”
“We will no longer advertise with The Laura Ingraham Show moving forward,” a representative for Office Depot told the Huffington Post on Friday.
Earlier this week, Ingraham took to Twitter to say that Hogg, 17, was whining about his rejections and said it was “totally predictable” that he wouldn’t be accepted to those universities with a 4.1 GPA.
Hogg responded by calling on his Twitter followers to pressure advertisers to cut ties with Ingraham’s TV and radio shows.
Ingraham has since apologized, but Hogg refused to accept. In an interview on CNN, he said, “She’s only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out … If she really wants to do something, she could cover inner-city violence and the real issues that we have in America.”
Ingraham is one of several conservatives who have criticized the student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for calling for gun-control legislation.
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment