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Laura Ingraham apologizes for mocking Parkland survivor amid advertiser backlash

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WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Thursday apologized for a recent tweet mocking a student who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Ingraham on Wednesday tweeted a list of colleges that had rejected Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg amid his public push for stricter gun control.

“Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA – incl. @DavidHogg111.,” she wrote Thursday. “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.”

“For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how “poised” he was given the tragedy,” Ingraham continued.

“As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion.”

Ingraham on Wednesday shared a Daily Wire article detailing which schools had passed on Hogg.
“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” she tweeted.

“(Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.),” Ingraham added.

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Hogg responded by listing Ingraham’s top advertisers and urging his followers to contact them about the Fox News personality.

“Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #,” he wrote before posting a collection of 12 “Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers.”

The Hill on Thursday reported that at least three advertisers have since pledged to stop advertising during Ingraham’s program.

Online home good company Wayfair, pet food brand Nutrish and travel website TripAdvisor have cut ties with Ingraham following her criticism of Hogg.

Hogg has become a national figure in the debate over gun violence since last month’s bloodshed at his school killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.

Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz is a former Stoneman Douglas student now facing multiple criminal charges related to the massacre.

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