UPDATE at 10:20pm PT on 3/29: After getting serious backlash online, Laura Ingraham apologized for her remarks.
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. 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...(1/2)
... immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how "poised" he was given the tragedy. As always, he's welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion. WATCH: https://t.co/5wcd00wWpd (2/2)
Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg sparked a revolution against Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday night, after she criticized him for "whining" about not getting accepted into four colleges to which he applied.
Her tweet was in response to an interview Hogg did with TMZ, where he said, "It's not been too great for me and some of the other members of the movement ... it's been kind of annoying having to deal with that and everything else that's been going on but at this point, you know, we're changing the world. We're too busy. Right now it's hard to focus on that."
Hogg responded to the message on Wednesday night with a call to action, asking for a boycott on her advertisers. His tweet has generated 28k retweets and 59k likes in just 13 hours.
With Hogg's tweets gaining traction online, here's how Hollywood has thrown their support behind the young activist:
What is the purpose of this tweet? What is wrong with you? Are you actually proud of this? Regardless of your political beliefs and motivations, THIS is how you choose to present yourself? You must be so sad, angry and scared. https://t.co/pvuSyx4OMd
I'm really looking forward to season two of Handmaid's Tale so I hope @hulu stops advertising on the Aunt Lydia show - uh, I mean, on the Laura Ingraham show, so I can watch it. Online bullying & shaming of teenagers should not be supported by Hulu. Let them know.
Hey, Laura! I'm not sure why you have such animosity for David, but maybe just scream into a pillow instead of publicly attacking a mass shooting survivor. @davidhogg111 is actually shifting a narrative that was fossilized by out of touch people like you. What did you do today? https://t.co/prxGOsYSrv
Why do corps like @att or @hulu think it's "safe" to support this kind of abusive, hateful programming aimed at defaming & harassing kids who survived a mass murder? I mean, can @AisForOrg get a sponsorship from y'all? Or is abortion too "controversial"? https://t.co/feCcCmnk0Q
Hey @IngrahamAngle it says in your profile you're a mom. Yet you attack children who survived a devastating mass shootings. SIXTEEN parents will NEVER see their babies again. You should apologize...I hope you are fired immediately.
@IngrahamAngle David was not whining. I called him about the story. He was not feeling sorry for himself in the slightest. It was my idea that colleges should consider applicants who are so committed. Did you watch the video???