Laura Ingraham is losing sponsors after attacking Parkland survivor David Hogg
Fox News host and terrible person Laura Ingraham isn’t having the best week. Boo hoo, right? She made the (now costly) choice to taunt Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg over a few colleges that denied him entry, and not only did Hogg clap back, the entire internet helped make her answer to her bullying ways.
And it’s not over yet.
Part of Hogg’s response to Ingraham’s gross mocking of him included a plea to his followers to contact companies advertising during her show to tell them to drop her like a bad habit. The move isn’t a political one, but a question of common decency. Hogg didn’t ask the companies to leave Ingraham because of her views on gun control; he asked them to leave because she’s a horrible person who bullied a teenager.
Isn’t she sweet, everyone?
So Hogg set out to hit her where it hurts — ad dollars. He listed out the top dozen companies that run ads during her show and asked the internet to take action.
And, um, let’s just say, it’s working.
Racheal Ray’s dog food line Nutrish decided to cut ties.
So did Nestle.
Hulu joined in a few hours later.
Also abandoning Ingraham’s show is TripAdvisor, who told Politico, “We believe strongly in the values of our company, especially the one that says, ‘We are better together,’” they wrote. “We also believe Americans can disagree while still being agreeable, and that the free exchange of ideas within a community, in a peaceful manner, is the cornerstone of our democracy. In our view, these statements focused on a high school student cross the line of decency.”
Wayfair left too and in a statement obtained by The New York Times said, “The 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.”
Another travel site, Expedia, also said goodbye to Ingraham. In a statement to CNBC, they said their site “no longer advertises on this show,” and “we have pulled the advertising.”
What so many defenders of this vile lizard woman (who has since apologized, citing Holy Week as the reason, in case her entire persona weren’t already ridiculous enough) don’t seem to understand is that this goes far beyond politics. People aren’t asking these companies to cut ties with Ingraham simply because they disagree with her gun control views; they’re doing it because they don’t support a grown adult viciously (and publicly) bullying a teen trauma survivor.
A teen trauma survivor smart enough to know that the only reason he got an apology in the first place is that her wallet was hit.
Keep up the good work, kids.