Rocket Mortgage urged to pull ads from Fox show after host's remarks

Rocket Mortgage urged to pull ads from Fox show after host's remarks

Rocket Mortgage urged to pull ads from Fox show after host's remarks

Ingraham apologized Thursday via Twitter, noting that she was sorry "for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the courageous victims of Parkland".

Ingraham tweeted that she thought she was the first to feature Hogg on her show after the shooting and added: 'He's welcome to come on my show anytime for a productive discussion'.

The teenage activist - who has amassed more than 600,000 Twitter followers since last month's attack - told CNN on Thursday: "She's only apologising after a third of her advertisers pulled out".

But Wayfair, TripAdvisor and Liberty Mutual are among the companies that've pulled their ads, as of Friday afternoon.

Now David Hogg is seeking reparations from one of America's most beloved fast food chains.

Ingraham, who hosts one of Fox News's highest-rated talk shows, leaves in the midst of controversy and boycotts. Hours later, Hogg had called for an advertising boycott.

The tweets have since been deleted but the screen grab above was captured by Business Insider. Media reports say TripAdvisor, Expedia, Wayfair and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their support as well.

There has been no official statement yet from Arby's on the issue.

Shortly after Ingraham's apology, Hogg tweeted that he would only accept it "if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight".

Ingraham on her show Friday night described the vacation as a pre-planned break with her children for the Easter holiday.

"Soooo @IngrahamAnglewhat are your biggest advertisers".

The war of words between the student leader and the Fox News host began when Hogg said he'd been rejected by his four top college choices, including UCLA, despite having a 4.2 GPA and an SAT score of 1270. Is that what Jesus would do?"And finally, Eugene wrote, "on reflection, in light of all my advertisers leaving my show, I will make a fake apology and exploit the spirit of Holy Week, using religion to cover my hypocrisy". The #GrabYourWallet campaign reported that Johnson & Johnson has also pulled its ads from the show.

"Laura Ingraham's cowardly, public bullying of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is consistent with her vile views including her ongoing targeting of the LGBTQ community", said GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement.

The sponsor exodus follows a spat between the outspoken Parkland, Florida, student and the Fox News host, one of several involving conservative figures and the students who have advocated for greater action against gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at their school last month. "We have no plans to buy ads on the show in the future", a company spokesperson told CNBC.

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