In news that should surprise me, but totally doesn’t, a Fox News anchor mocked one of the Parkland school shooting survivors. Laura Ingraham tweeted to make fun of David Hogg, the 17-year-old who has become an unofficial spokesperson for gun control.
Hogg mentioned that he had been rejected from four colleges, which apparently angered fully-grown Ingraham. “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” she wrote. She also added that being rejected by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA was “predictable.”
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.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
Hogg’s younger sister, a 14-year-old student at Stoneman Douglas, had no problem calling out the news anchor. Not only did she tell Ingraham to “grow up,” she also suggested that her ratings must be suffering pretty badly to stoop to attacking a high schooler’s (fairly impressive) grades.
How low are your ratings @IngrahamAngle that you have to start attacking my brother’s grades to get attention? If you ask me, he is more articulate than you and has far better character. Man, that’s real low even for you. Coming from a 14 year old, please grow up. #NeverAgain https://t.co/CgUVeGRfxP
— Lauren Hogg (@lauren_hoggs) March 28, 2018
Other people came to Hogg’s defense, such as his peer Jaclyn Corlin.
David Hogg is also a hardworking, intelligent human being, school shooting survivor, and my friend. He’s a GOOD person with feelings, just like all of us. https://t.co/2mpZoPNDwS
— Jaclyn Corin (@JaclynCorin) March 28, 2018
Even far-right figure Mike Cernovich chimed in to point out that attacking children for their grades is “not a good look.”
Hogg didn’t need others to defend them, though. He simply listed Ingraham’s top advertisers and told the people to organize and boycott. The most mature response? Maybe not, but at least Hogg is actually a high schooler and not just acting like one.
Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #
Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
4. @Allstate & @esurance
6. @RocketMortgage Mortgage
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
I guess this messy bitch is getting what she deserves!