USA: Companies pull advertisements from Fox News television host Laura Ingraham's program after she insulted Parkland school shooting survivor
Author: Kevin Breuninger, CNBC, Published on: 30 March 2018
"Advertisers - including TripAdvisor, Nestle, Wayfair and Hulu - are dumping Laura Ingraham after she slammed Parkland survivor," 29 March 2018
A growing list of advertisers decided to cut ties with right-wing television host Laura Ingraham... after she tweeted insults about a survivor of the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Office Depot was one of the latest companies to pull ads from Ingraham's show. "We will no longer advertise with The Laura Ingraham Show moving forward," a company spokesperson said... [Hulu 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."... Johnson & Johnson also said in a... statement that it had "pulled our advertising from Ms. Ingraham's show."... Nestle also said it would stop advertising on Ingraham's show. "We have no plans to buy ads on the show in the future," a company spokesperson told CNBC. A spokesman for online travel website TripAdvisor said the company does not "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."
... Expedia told CNBC it "no longer advertises on this show," adding "we have pulled the advertising."... Wayfair told CNBC that it plans to stop advertising on Ingraham's program over the tweet. "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," [said] Wayfair's head of public relations... Ingraham, in two tweets, apologized Thursday afternoon for "any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland."