Fox News host Laura Ingraham takes week off after David Hogg comments

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The controversy revolves around her treatment of Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting in February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla.

Social media users exhausted of seeing Hogg, hearing Hogg or being lectured by Hogg, launched a campaign to "make him go away".

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.

In the past few days, more than a dozen companies have pulled their advertisements from "The Ingraham Angle" in response to her tweet mocking Hogg for being rejected from colleges.

Conservative commentator and writer, Candace Owens, sees something alarming behind the actions of the teens. Several advertisers are backing away from her show.

"As always, he's welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion", Ingraham said.

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But her apology did not stop companies from departing.

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. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight. "She only apologized after we went after her advertisers", Hogg said to the New York Times "It kind of speaks for itself ..."

Hogg wrote on Twitter that an apology just to mollify advertisers was insufficient. It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. "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". The first to cancel ads were Nutrish, a pet food line created by celebrity chef Rachael Ray; TripAdvisor; online home furnishings seller Wayfair; Nestle; Hulu; Expedia; and online personal shopping service Stitch Fix.

Eleven companies so far have pulled their ads after a pushback by Parkland student David Hogg, 17, who called for a boycott of her advertisers. "At any given time, someone is probably trying to boycott a Fox News show for something".

Nearly a year ago, more than 50 advertisers yanked their spots from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show after it emerged that O'Reilly, Fox and its parent company had paid $13 million to settle five sexual harassment lawsuits.

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