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BASF Becomes 26th Advertiser To Drop Laura Ingraham After Attacking Parkland Shooting Survivor


BASF Becomes 26th Advertiser To Drop Laura Ingraham After Attacking Parkland Shooting Survivor

German chemical company BASF has joined a growing list of companies who have pulled their ads from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show over her attack on Parkland high school shooting survivor David Hogg, The Wrap reported. The Wrap notes that BASF is at least the 26th sponsor to boycott the Fox News host.

“Hi, thank you for your message,” BASF wrote in a Friday tweet responding to a Twitter user who urged the company to join the boycott. “Our advertising selection is based on channels rather than individual shows. However, we have adjusted this schedule so it will not include Ms. Ingraham’s show.”

Ingraham faced backlash after she shared a Daily Wire story that reported Parkland student David Hogg was rejected from four colleges.

“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates,)” Ingraham tweeted.

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Hogg responded to her insults by urging a boycott of her Fox News program’s advertisers.

Ingraham issued a Twitter apology to the 17-year-old shooting survivor after several companies began to pull their ads from her show.

“She only apologized after we went after her advertisers,” Hogg said in response to her remarks, The New York Times reported. “It kind of speaks for itself.”

Hogg said he has grown accustomed to being ruthlessly criticized, but to hear a prominent television host mock his college rejections was “extremely frustrating,” he said.

“I’m not going to stoop to her level and go after her on a personal level,” he said. “I’m going to go after her advertisers.”

He said he was glad that some companies had pulled their ads from Ms. Ingraham’s program, but called it “just the beginning.”

If all of her advertisers pulled out, he said, “we can show that if you continue to bully the students that survived a mass murder, there’s going to be consequences.”

“Deal with the issues, not the individuals,” he said.

In a tweet, Hogg wrote: “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 I in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.”

Here is a complete list of Ingraham’s Fox News sponsors:


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