Parkland shooting survivor and student activist David Hogg called on people to boycott the advertisers for Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show after Ingraham said in a tweet that he “whines about” his college rejections. Ingraham has since apologized to Hogg via Twitter, but not before several companies were convinced to pull their ads from the show.
So far, more than a dozen companies that Hogg called out on Twitter have agreed to pull their ads and Hogg has proceeded thanked some of them on Twitter.
“We believe strongly in the values of our company, especially the one that says, ‘We are better together,’” the travel and restaurant website TripAdvisor told TheWrap in a statement. Here is their full statement:
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“We believe strongly in the values of our company, especially the one that says, ‘We are better together.’ We also believe Americans can disagree while still being agreeable, and that the free exchange of ideas within a community, in a peaceful manner, is the cornerstone of our democracy. We do not, however, condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster. In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency. As such, we have made a decision to stop advertising on that program. It is important to note that TripAdvisor has a global and diverse customer base, and is an active advertiser on a number of networks including news. Our media buys target a variety of time slots and audiences. That said, we will continue to monitor where our advertisements appear in the open market to ensure they fit our guidelines.”
“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. We do not plan to continue advertising on this particular program,” the e-commerce home goods company said in a Thursday statement.
In a statement on Twitter, Rachael Ray’s food company Nutrish announced that it too was “in the process of removing ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.”
Hello, we are in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.
— Nutrish (@Nutrish) March 29, 2018
“We have no plans to buy ads on the show in the future,” a Nestle spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap on Thursday.
A spokesperson for Expedia did not issue a comment but did confirm the brand would no longer advertise with the Fox News program.
“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 streaming service said.
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.
— hulu (@hulu) March 29, 2018
“We appreciate our clients’ feedback on this, and we can confirm we’re no longer advertising on Laura’s show.”
Hey there! We appreciate our clients' feedback on this, and we can confirm we're no longer advertising on Laura's show.
— Stitch Fix (@stitchfix) March 30, 2018
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson provided a statement to HuffPost saying they “will pull advertising from Ms. Ingraham’s show.”
“We will no longer advertise with The Laura Ingram (sic) Show moving forward,” the company told TheWrap.
As of this morning, we have removed The Ingraham Angle from our TV advertising plan. It may take a few days for this change to take effect.
— Miracle-Ear (@MiracleEar) March 30, 2018
On Friday, Liberty Mutual CEO David Long sent an email to his staff telling them: “As many of you know, there have been several media reports regarding TV host Laura Ingraham’s comments regarding one of the students from Parkland, FL, and Liberty Mutual Insurance’s advertising during her program. These comments are inconsistent with our values as a company, especially when it comes to treating others with dignity and respect. We are not scheduled to run any future ads on her show and will continue to analyze our advertising placements to make sure they align with our beliefs as a company.”
“We have decided to take steps to discontinue advertising on this show,” the company told HuffPost.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
Thank you @TripAdvisor ????
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
“We have no further airings of our ad scheduled on Laura Ingraham’s program.”
Hi Mark. We have no further airings of our ad scheduled on Laura Ingraham’s program.
— Ruby Tuesday (@rubytuesday) March 30, 2018
Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has run many ads for its upcoming movie about the late Ted Kennedy, “Chappaquiddick,” but announced that they would stop even though the movie does not open until April 6.
Hi Franics, we have pulled all Chappaquiddick ads from Laura Ingraham's show!
— EntertainmentStudios (@ESdotTV) March 30, 2018
Principal investment group told TheHill on Friday that it was also removing its ads from “The Ingraham Angle.”
“Atlantis does not support or agree with the recent comments made by television broadcaster Laura Ingraham,” a spokesperson for the Bahamas-based resort told TheHill on Friday. “We have decided to remove all brand advertising tied to the program.”
Honda said it does not have any plans to advertise on “The Ingraham Angle,” according to Daily Beast reporter Max Tani.
Another update here: Honda tells me it does not have any plans to advertise on Ingraham's show (the company was listed by Media Matters as a recent advertiser)https://t.co/IXjROa2fS4
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) March 30, 2018
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Source: The Wrap