Parkland student and gun control activist David Hogg recently got into a feud with Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she shared an article highlighting Hogg being rejected from four different colleges despite his high GPA.
Hogg organized a boycott and caused more than 10 of Ingraham’s largest advertisers to pull out of their partnerships. Ingraham apologized for her actions toward Hogg, but he refused to accept it unless she denounced “the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight.”
I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. https://t.co/H0yWs4zMGk
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
Just days after her advertisers pulled out, Ingraham announced she was taking a weeklong break for Easter and would have guests fill in for her.
Former Fox News host on “The Five” Eric Bolling reflected on the controversy via Twitter, saying, “For the record…I’ve ALWAYS disavowed boycotts”:
For the record…I’ve ALWAYS disavowed boycotts
-Restrict free speech
-Lean toward economic terrorism
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) March 30, 2018
Fox News responded to the controversy with a statement:
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.