>> After facing fierce backlash on social media, Fox News host, Laura Ingraham, announced on her show late Friday that she's taking next week off, and would be replaced by a great lineup of guest hosts. This comes after nearly a dozen advertisers dropped her show. The latest, Office Depot, Liberty Mutual and Neutrogena.
The backlash started last week after a tweet from Ingraham where she mocked Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg for whining about getting rejected from several colleges. Ingraham apologized to Hogg, but that didn't cut it. Hogg wrote on Twitter Friday, quote, I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is Is not enough.
Among the brands cutting ties with the Ingraham angle are Nestle, Johnson & Johnson and Hulu. After Ingraham taunted 17-year-old Hogg, the Parkland shooting survivor galvanized his 600,000 Twitter followers to pressure top advertisers to boycott Ingraham, showcasing the power of social media.