Fox News host Laura Ingraham caused a massive controversy when she shared an article detailing Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg being rejected from several colleges despite his high GPA. Thousands of people responded to Ingraham’s tweet, including Hogg.
Hogg organized a list of Ingraham’s largest advertisers and called on his followers to boycott.
Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #
Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
4. @Allstate & @esurance
6. @RocketMortgage Mortgage
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
According to Media Matters for America, 19 advertisers have pulled out of their partnerships with Ingraham since her tweet. Ingraham announced she would be taking a one-week vacation just after the incident and was temporarily replaced by guests.
BREAKING: Laura Ingraham announced on tonight’s show that she would take next week off and be replaced by “a great lineup of guest hosts” pic.twitter.com/Ucoa4D45O2
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 31, 2018
Fox News issued a statement on the matter supporting Ingraham:
We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts. We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.
Well now, Ingraham is returning to her show on Monday night.
Rumors of Ingraham being fired due to Bill O’Reilly taking a similar vacation and never returning in the midst of advertisers leaving him are simply speculation and not true.
Ingraham has yet to address the controversy on her show, which airs at 10 p.m. ET.