Parkland, Florida shooting survivor David Hogg announced Monday that he would launch another boycott sometime later this week following his successful campaign against Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
“Going to announce another boycott this week… Stay tuned,” the high school senior tweeted along with a gif of a nervous Kermit the Frog.
Going to announce another boycott this week… Stay tuned ? pic.twitter.com/XIURHxFgW4
— David Hogg ☮️ (@davidhogg111) April 16, 2018
That nervous Kermit could very well be Fox News president Jack Abernethy if another one of his stars is the target of the new boycott.
Hogg did not respond to a request from TheWrap for details about who or what the next boycott will target.
Late last month, Hogg launched an advertiser boycott against the host of “The Ingraham Angle” that has led to more than two dozen advertisers publicly severing ties with Ingraham’s primetime show.
Ingraham also took a very suspicious vacation as the controversy heated up — which many experts told TheWrap was a strategic bit of crisis communications for her employer.
“Fox News uses this vacation tactic to buy time so they can evaluate the long-term prospects of the advertiser actions, as well as viewer sentiment,” former Fox News president Joe Peyronnin told TheWrap at the time.
After surviving the massacre at his high school in February, Hogg and many of his classmates have become increasingly outspoken advocates of gun control as a way to curb mass shootings. The increasingly partisan nature of their calls has resulted in growing hostility towards them from conservative media.
The Hogg boycott of Ingraham advertisers, which has since also been taken by the liberal pressure group Media Matters, was kicked off after Ingraham publicly mocked his failure to get into a number of universities on Twitter last month.
The tweet which started it all remains live on Ingraham’s page — which you can see below.
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