Parkland student targets Ingraham's advertisers after tweet about college rejections

by Abel Hampton March 30, 2018, 1:15
Parkland student targets Ingraham's advertisers after tweet about college rejections

On Wednesday, Ingraham tweeted that Hogg had "whined" about not getting into his college choices.

David, who gave a speech at last weekend's March for Our Lives gun-control protest, tweeted on Wednesday night: "Soooo @IngrahamAngle what are your biggest advertisers".

"Hey @IngrahamAngle please just be a real journalist".

Ingraham apologized for her comments on Thursday.

After Laura Ingraham mocked David Hogg for being rejected from colleges, the Parkland shooting survivor called on her advertisers to stop working with her.

"Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA ... totally predictable given acceptance rates", Ingraham added.

As of Thursday, the tweet was still on her page.

Radio Host Laura Ingraham speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016. Despite the backlash, Ingraham's original tweet about Hogg's college rejections has remained online. But to hear a prominent television host mock his college rejections was "extremely frustrating", he said.

David told the celebrity gossip website he had been turned away from four colleges in the University of California system.

"We're changing the world", he said.

Apart from the siblings, the conservative commentator's taunt did not sit well with several users on Twitter including media members who accused Ingraham of lacking empathy. Ingraham was previously criticized for telling professional basketball players to "shut up and dribble".

Harvey Levin, who conducted the interview for TMZ, had tweeted to Ms Ingraham that "David was not whining".

But some, like Ingraham, have gone further than that - attacking Parkland students, who are still kids, for unrelated and often personal aspects of their lives.

Just days ago, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and his campaign team came under fire for posting a meme on Facebook about Emma González, another Parkland student and activist, The Washington Post's Samantha Schmidt reported.

Lauren lost four of her friends during the mass shooting in February and her family has been continuously receiving threats since then, Huffington Post reported. While Hogg acknowledged it's been "disappointing" for him and other leaders of the movement dealing with college rejections, he told TMZ's Harvey Levin he wasn't surprised: "I think there's a lot of incredible people that don't get into college".

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