At Least 3 Boston-Area Companies Drop Ads From Laura Ingraham's Show After She Mocked Parkland Teen
At least three companies based in Greater Boston have reportedly decided to stop advertising on conservative Fox News host Laura Ingraham's show after she sent a tweet mocking Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control activist David Hogg.
Boston's Liberty Mutual on Friday joined Wayfair and Needham's TripAdvisor in halting its advertisements.
As NPR has reported:
Ingraham wrote Wednesday morning to her more than 2 million Twitter followers that Hogg, a high school senior, was whining about being rejected by four colleges.
Hogg — who has amassed more than 650,000 Twitter followers himself — responded by tweeting a list of 12 companies that he said were sponsors of Ingraham's show, "The Ingraham Angle."
Ingraham apologized on Thursday afternoon: "On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland."
But Wayfair, TripAdvisor and Liberty Mutual are among the companies that've pulled their ads, as of Friday afternoon.
According to the Boston Business Journal, Wayfair said in a statement: "[T]he decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values."
Added TripAdvisor, in part, per CNBC: "In our view, these statements focused on a high school student cross the line of decency."
Liberty Mutual followed suit on Friday:
As NPR added: "Supporters of Ingraham took to social media to say they would, in turn, now boycott companies that canceled their ad buys."