Fox News Host Laura Ingraham will be taking a vacation next week amid an ongoing feud with David Hogg, a high school senior who survived the Parkland shooting last month.
Ingraham announced she was taking a pre-planned break with her children for Easter after Hogg successfully rallied his social media following and pressured companies to pull their advertising dollars from “The Ingraham Angle.”
“I hope she uses this time to reflect not only on how she treated me but so many others like the students at Dartmouth or even people like Lebron James,” Hogg told the Daily News in response to Ingraham’s announcement.
The controversy began on Wednesday, when Ingraham tweeted, “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.)”
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, who has become a vocal gun control activist in the wake of the deadly shooting, was more than ready to fight back.
Hours after Ingraham’s initial tweet, Hogg published a list of her biggest advertisers and asked his social media followers to spring to action.
Since then, a dozen companies including Office Depot, Hulu, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Johnson & Johnson have pulled their ads from the show.
While Ingraham issued an apology “in the spirit of Holy Week” on Thursday, the controversy has yet to die down.
“I would love to see her go,” Hogg told The News in a phone interview earlier Friday evening.
The teen said he will not accept the conservative pundit’s half-hearted Twitter apology until she admits that she has slandered him and his classmates.
Hogg also said he’s furious that Ingraham included a clip of her interview with him at the end of her mea culpa tweets Thursday.
“That’s what she does when she tries to apologize to me, she promotes her own show? Really?” Hogg told The News.
Hogg also responded to the news of Ingraham’s vacation by turning her own words against her. “Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week,” he tweeted.
Ingraham and other Fox News hosts have characterized Hogg and his classmates as frantic anti-gun left-wingers in the wake of the Feb. 14 Parkland shooting that left 17 people dead.
Hogg said Ingraham’s attacks were “really, really stupid,” adding that the subsequent backlash shows that people are fed up with her and the scourge of gun violence.
“I’m a 17-year-old kid, she’s bullied people before and I think people are just sick and tired of it,” he said. “She needs to acknowledge what she has done wrong.”