>> Laura Ingraham facing a fierce backlash from advertisers Thursday, after the Fox News host mocked Parkland shooting survivor, David Hogg. On Wednesday, Ingraham tweeted a story from a conservative news site that described Hogg as quote, a gun rights provocateur, who she said was quote, whining after being rejected by four University of California schools.
17-year old Hogg, one of the most vocal of the Parkland survivors turned gun control activists, reacted by calling on his 600,000 Twitter followers to urge Ingraham's top advertisers to boycott her show, and companies responded. TripAdvisor and Rachael Ray's pet food company, Nutrish, say they're dropping the show, and 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. Ingraham, no stranger to controversy, just last month drew outrage after she criticized basketball superstar LeBron James for talking politics, telling him to shut up and dribble.