Wayfair pulling ads from Laura Ingraham’s show
Online home goods company Wayfair said it will stop advertising on Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show after she posted a tweet critical of a Parkland, Fla., high school student.
“As a company, we support open dialogue and debate on issues. However, 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,” Wayfair’s head of public relations, Jane Carpenter, told CNBC.
“We do not plan to continue advertising on this particular program.”
Ingraham faced backlash this week after she posted a tweet critical of Parkland student David Hogg, who has become a vocal advocate for gun control since the mass shooting last month at his high school.
Ingraham on Wednesday shared a Daily Wire story that reported Hogg was rejected from four colleges.
“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates),” Ingraham tweeted.
Hogg replied a few hours later on Twitter, asking who the Fox News host’s biggest advertisers were. He later tweeted out a list of Ingraham’s advertisers, directing people to contact those companies.
At least two other advertisers, TripAdvisor and pet food brand Nutrish, also said Thursday they would stop advertising on her program.
Ingraham apologized Thursday for “any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.”
Hogg has emerged as a national advocate in the weeks since a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people.
He helped organize and lead the March for Our Lives rally last weekend in Washington, D.C., and has been warning lawmakers that they will be voted out of office if they don’t pass new gun laws.