TV host apologizes to Parkland student

Laura Ingraham's advertisers are fleeing; Here's the list

Fox News host to take week off as advertisers flee amid Parkland controversy

By Friday afternoon, at least 12 advertisers had pulled their support from her show.

Nearly a year ago, more than 50 advertisers yanked their spots from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show after it emerged that O'Reilly, Fox and its parent company had paid $13 million to settle five sexual harassment lawsuits.

Hogg is a survivor of the February 14 mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Parkland suburb of Fort Lauderdale.

The dispute began Wednesday, when Ingraham shared an article about how the student, David Hogg, 17, had been rejected from several colleges, and she accused him of whining about it.

Ingraham said on her show that the time off was due to the Easter break, and Fox News later told The New York Times that it was a "preplanned vacation with her kids".

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Hours after Ingraham's initial tweet, Hogg published a list of her biggest advertisers and asked his social media followers to spring to action.

On Thursday, Ingraham tweeted an apology "in the spirit of Holy Week", saying she was sorry for any hurt or upset she had caused Hogg or any of the "brave victims" of Parkland.

"On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the fearless victims of Parkland", Ingraham wrote on Twitter.

Since then, a dozen companies including Office Depot, Hulu, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Johnson & Johnson have pulled their ads from the show.

Hogg pointed out her comments are not isolated to him-foe example he attacked gay Dartmouth students and basketball superstar LeBron James.

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"We'd like to confirm that we are no longer advertising on Laura Ingraham's show and are monitoring all of our ad placements carefully", the company said.

Hogg wrote on Twitter that an apology just to mollify advertisers was insufficient.

Ingraham made the announcement while signing off her show "the Ingraham Angle". It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.

After learning of Ingraham's Easter break, Hogg tweeted he hoped she would have some "healthy reflections" during Holy Week.

He told CNN: "I think it's great that corporate America is standing with me".

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