Updated March 29, 2018 2:29 pm EDT
Last month, Laura Ingraham, host of Fox News, got into a verywith NBA superstar LeBron James. Now she has found herself in a Twitter dispute with a school shooting survivor in Parkland, Florida, which led to a riot that made her apologize when several sponsors announced plans to advertise her show.
It began when Ingraham, citing a story published in the Daily Wire Daily, said in a Wednesday tweet that the survivor of high school shotshad complained about rejections from universities.
The Comment prompted backlash from Hogg and his sister Lauren Hogg, who also survived.
"How low are your ratings @IngrahamAngle that you must start to get my brother's notes to get attention?" Lauren tweeted Wednesday night. "If you ask me, he's more articulate than you and has a much better character, man, that's really low even for you, coming from a 14-year-old, please grow up."
David Hogg – one of the most prominent voices in a student-led campaign against gun violence that arose during Parkland filming – then went to their advertisers.
Early Thursday afternoon, Ingraham tweeted about Hogg again – this time he apologized.
"Every student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA-Incl. @ DavidHogg111. On thoughtfulness, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any surprise or injury that my tweet caused him or one of Parkland's valiant victims For the record, I believe that my show was "I first introduced David … right after this terrible shoot and even noticed how" willful "he was given the tragedy. As always, he can return to a productive discussion anytime, "she said in two tweets.  Parkland, Florida high school shootings claimed 17 lives last month and triggered a nationwide gun control movement.
The apology came after several companies said they were distancing themselves from Ingramam's program. It hosts The Ingraham Angle on Fox News.
"We're in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham's program," Nutrish tweeted on Wednesday.
The Daily Beast reported that Wayfair said in a statement that it does not plan further advertising on The Ingraham Angle: "As a company, we support open dialogue And an adult's decision to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not in line with our values, and we do not plan to continue promoting this particular program. "
CBS News confirmed its accuracy the statement at Wayfair.
A third company, TripAdvisor, also said it had decided "to give up this program".
"TripAdvisor strongly believes in the values of our company, especially the one that says, 'We're better together,'" said a company spokesman in a statement directed to CBS News.
"We also believe that Americans can contradict It is still pleasant, and the free exchange of ideas within a community in a peaceful way is the cornerstone of our democracy," it said.
"However, we do not endorse the inappropriate comments from this broadcaster." In our view, these statements focus on a high school student who has crossed the borderline of decency, "the statement added.
Advertising boycotts can be a powerful weapon in the media world A flood of allegations of misconduct against Fox News host Bill O'Reilly last year led to an exodus of major advertisers from "The O & # 39; Reilly Factor." Days later, Fox News parent company announced 21st Century Fox (FOX)in the face of allegations of sexual harassment.
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