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Office Depot And Jenny Craig Pull Ads From Laura Ingraham’s Show After Attack On Parkland Student

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Office Depot And Jenny Craig Pull Ads From Laura Ingraham’s Show After Attack On Parkland Student





Office supplies giant Office Depot and weight loss and nutrition company Jenny Craig are the latest companies to pull its ads from Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show after she attacked Parkland high school shooting survivor David Hogg.

“We will no longer advertise with The Laura Ingraham Show moving forward,” an Office Depot spokesperson told The Hill.

“We have decided to take steps to discontinue advertising on this show,” Jenny Craig told HuffPost.

At least twelve advertisers have pulled support from Ingraham’s show: Office Depot, Jenny Craig, Hulu, Stich Fix, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Wayfair, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Joseph A. Banks, Paradise Island and Resorts and Nutrish.

Ingraham faced backlash this week 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 on Thursday. “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 Thursday, 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.”

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




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