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David Hogg Says He Won't Accept Ingraham's Apology, Calls Her a 'Bully'

02 April 2018

Ingraham said the vacation was timed to Easter Sunday, and teased a "great" lineup of guest hosts over the next week.

The teen ignited a firestorm as he called for a boycott of Ingraham's advertisers after his feelings were hurt, a move that has since seen almost a dozen companies pull their ads from the Fox News Channel's primetime show, "The Ingraham Angle".

Hogg is a survivor of the 14 February mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Parkland suburb of Fort Lauderdale.

Nearly a year ago, more than 50 advertisers yanked their spots from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show after it emerged that O'Reilly, Fox and its parent company had paid $13 million to settle five sexual harassment lawsuits.

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"I would love to see her go", Hogg told the Daily News in a phone interview earlier Friday evening.

"Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA -including David Hogg".

On Wednesday, the conservative host tweeted, mocking Hogg for being rejected to the four colleges her applied to and "whining" about it.

He posted the names of her top advertisers on Twitter and urged his almost 700,000 followers to call those companies.

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Although Ingraham later apologized "for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the courageous victims of Parkland", that wasn't enough for Hogg, who called for a continued boycott until the Fox News host "denounce [s] the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight".

Laura Ingraham is not the first Fox News host to take a suspiciously timed break from the show. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight.

Ingraham announced on Friday night's broadcast that the break was a "pre-planned" vacation with her family for the Easter holiday.

"We'd like to confirm that we are no longer advertising on Laura Ingraham's show and are monitoring all of our ad placements carefully", the company said.

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Hogg wrote on Twitter: "An apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough". In response, Hogg called for his supporters to boycott the companies who advertise on Ingraham's show.

David Hogg Says He Won't Accept Ingraham's Apology, Calls Her a 'Bully'