>> We say no more.>> Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg on Friday declined to accept an apology from Fox News host Laura Ingram after she derided him for getting rejected from several colleges. Hogg posted to Twitter, quote, I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough.
Hogg was referring to the nine companies that, by Friday morning, had cut off ties with The Ingraham Angle, including Nestle, Johnson & Johnson and Hulu. TripAdvisor and Expedia also said they're dropping the show. The corporate cold shoulder came after 17-year-old Hogg, one of the most vocal of the Brooklyn survivors, reacted to the radio host mockery by calling on his 600,000 Twitter followers to urge Ingraham's top advertisers to boycott her show and companies responded.
Online retailer Wayfair said quote, 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. On Thursday afternoon, Ingraham apologized on Twitter, saying, quote, any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA, including David Hogg.
She attributed her apology to, quote, reflection in the spirit of holy week and also invited Hogg to appear on her show any time for a productive discussion.