Parkland Survivor Mocked by Ingraham Calls for Boycott

David Hogg urges followers to boycott Fox News host's advertisers
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2018 11:17 AM CDT
David Hogg, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Parkland survivor David Hogg, one of the leaders of the teen activists calling for gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting, is asking supporters to boycott sponsors of Laura Ingraham's Fox News show after Ingraham mocked him—and at least one is pulling its ads from the show. It started with an interview Hogg gave to TMZ in which he revealed he'd been rejected from four University of California colleges. While Hogg acknowledged it's been "disappointing" for him and other leaders of the movement dealing with college rejections, he told TMZ's Harvey Levin he wasn't surprised: "I think there's a lot of amazing people that don't get into college." Ingraham's Twitter take on the interview: "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.)"

Both Hogg and Levin were quick to respond, CNBC reports. "David was not whining," Levin tweeted to Ingraham. "I called him about the story. He was not feeling sorry for himself in the slightest. It was my idea that colleges should consider applicants who are so committed. Did you watch the video???" Hogg tweeted, "Soooo @IngrahamAngle what are your biggest advertisers ... Asking for a friend." He followed that up with a list of what he says are the 12 biggest advertisers on Ingraham's show, asking his more than 600,000 followers to pick one and get in touch. Hogg's 14-year-old sister and fellow Parkland survivor, Lauren, simply told Ingraham to "grow up." The Washington Post, which rounds up other outraged responses to Ingraham, reports that Rachael Ray's Nutrish replied directly to Hogg as well as to others on Twitter that it's in the process of removing its ads from Ingraham's show.

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