A growing number of businesses are receiving calls from a survivor Florida High School, who shot to drop her messages on Laura Ingrahams Fox News program after the host mocked the student on Twitter.
At least six said they would end buy notices on the show. Nutrish, Celebrity Chef Rachael Rays Dog Food Company announced on Thursday that it was "just about to remove messages from Laura Ingrahams program." TripAdvisor, the American travel website, told POLITICO that it had "made a decision on d Stop this advertising program.
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"We strongly believe y in the values of our company, especially the one who says, 'We're better together,' said a TripAdvisor spokesperson in an email. "We also believe that Americans can contradict, although they are still pleasant, and that the free exchange of ideas within a community in a peaceful way is the cornerstone of our democracy."
The spokesman added, "However, we do not endorse the station's inappropriate comments, and in our view, these statements focus on a high school student crossing the line of decency."
Wayfair, the online household goods business, said the Fox News host's comments "did not agree with our values" and announced that it would also pull ads from the show. Nestlé spokesman confirmed in an e-mail that the company had "no plans to promote the fair in the future," and Expedia also said that it would follow the example when it comes to banning advertising To delete the program.
The decisions came in response to an online plea by David Hogg, a student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, for the company to finish its promotions on the show.
Ingraham said on Twitter Wednesday that Hogg's college application had been rejected by certain schools. "David Hogg was rejected by four colleges he applied for and lamented about it," wrote Fox News Moderator .
Hogg responded by listing Ingrahams top advertisers – Nutrish, Sleep Number, AT & T, Allstate, Esurance, Bayer Liberty Mutual, Arby's, TripAdvisor, Nestlé, Wayfair, Rocket Mortgage by Quickens Loans and Hulu – and call for a boycott of the program.
"I'm sorry that @IngrahamAngle ever tried to hurt us, we're here for you and we love you," tweeted Hogg on Thursday .
Representatives of the other listed companies of Hogg did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Ingraham issued an apology on Twitter for comments on Thursday.
"Every student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA – including David Hogg," she said. "In the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize that my tweet has upset him or one of Parkland's valiant victims."
Ingraham added that Hogg was "welcome to come to my show anytime productive discussion."
Hogg and other Parkland students are criticized by conservative commentators who lobbied for arms legislation in response to the deadly shootings have been criticized in the last month, in which 17 were killed and several others were wounded
attack has triggered a wave of protests. At the weekend, Hogg and other students organized the march for our lives as a protest against gun violence.