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LOS ANGELES – A number of advertisers have left Laura Ingrahams Weeknight Show after claiming that Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor David Hogg bitterly disapproves of his refusal was eligible to enroll students at multiple universities
Companies that advertise include TripAdvisor, Expedia, Hulu, Johnson & Johnson, Wayfair, Nestlé, and Nutrish. A spokesperson for TripAdvisor said the company "does not approve of the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster, and from our point of view, these statements focused on a high school student transgressing decency."
A tweet was sent in On Wednesday Ingraham said that Hogg had been rejected by four colleges and that he "whined about it". In response, Hogg released a social media campaign to get advertisers to pull their ads out of Ingrahams show.
He told NBC News that the fleeing advertisers represented about a third of the actions he listed. 19659007] David Hogg, Senior at Douglas High School Marjory Stoneman, speaks at a rally calling for more gun control on February 17, 2018, three days after shooting at his school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Jonathan Drake / Reuters
On Thursday, after Hogg's online campaign was a success, Ingramam apologized on Twitter, "for any trouble or damage my tweet caused him or any of Parkland's valiant victims."
In His Thursday Night Interview With NBC News correspondent Kerry Sanders, Hogg said he had not accepted the apology.
"No," he said. "She only cares about her wallet, and that's just sad."
Indeed, Hogg praised as he praised the advertisers who went, also that it needed his campaign to hasten their exit. He noted that Ingraham also attacked NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant after criticizing President Donald Trump. She warned the players to "shut up and dribble."
The student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said he has since been inducted into Cal San Luis Obispo, California State University of San Marcos (CSUSM) and Florida Atlantic University. He called the University of California schools, which usually have a higher threshold for approval, than rejected. The University of California campus rejected Hogg despite its reported 4.1 GPA.
"For me it hurts to be rejected by the college, obviously," he said.
A spokesman for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo declined to comment. But CSUSM Vice President of Enrollment, Scott Hagg, hinted that the teenager would be more than welcome at school.
"A lot of people have encouraged him to visit him, and I think he would be warmly received," he said.
Hogg visited Southern California in the summer and was caught on video by a local television news agency about a confrontation between al Ifeguard and a bodyboarder in Redondo Beach. Because of his appearance on a local television station in Los Angeles, some conspiracy theorists said that confirmed her claim that he was a "crisis actor."
UCLA spokesman Ricardo Vazquez said he could not comment on a specific candidate.
"UCLA is not changing approval decisions based on new public information," he said. "Applicants who are not admitted, however, have the opportunity to formulate their approval."
Independent counselor Elizabeth LaScala said that Hogg could indeed question his rejection and express his transformation into a national personality.
"These are things he wants to add, but not as 'look how wonderful I am', but that he has changed, that he is more proactive, able to make important decisions about how he is uses his time and how He leads his colleagues, "she said.
CSUSM's Hagg In the meantime, he proposed that his campus could be just right for someone trying to change the world. After shooting on February 15, which killed 17 people at his school, Hogg helped bring gun control back to the forefront of national discourse.
It is important for future students, Hagg said, "to meet faculty members and classmates to see the environment and find out if this is the place where one can continue his intercession and drive the discussion forward."  "It's not just about his education," he said. "It's about his mission."