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Hogg Refuses Ingraham Apology, Continues Boycott Push

On Thursday, far-left activist David Hogg continued to push a boycott encouraging advertisers to drop Fox News’ Laura Ingraham after she tweeted a mild criticism of him on Wednesday, even though she publicly apologized to him.

In a tweet linking to a news article, Ingraham wrote: “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.)”

In a series of tweets, Ingraham apologized to Hogg, writing: “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 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.”

Hogg refused to accept Ingraham’s apology, tweeting: “I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.”

Hogg continued by stating: “Focus less on fear and more on facts. Then we can save lives in this country together.”

Hogg tweeted an article from far-left Media Matters, whose goal is to smear conservatives, that listed all of Laura Ingraham’s advertisers, writing: “Tweet away.”

Hogg also retweeted a tweet from a far-left group that said: “Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocked Parkland student David Hogg for not getting into UCLA. Big mistake.”

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So far, seven companies have left Laura Ingraham’s show, including Hulu, Nutrish, Nestle, Wayfair, Expedia, TripAdvisor, and Johnson & Johnson.

Pro-Second Amendment student Kyle Kashuv responded to Hogg’s attacks in a series of tweets, writing in his opening tweet: “It is difficult to think of someone who has focused more on fear and less on facts than @davidhogg111.”