SlimFast Is 21st Sponsor to Drop Laura Ingraham’s Show After David Hogg Uproar

Ingraham returned to Fox News on Monday, but the fallout isn’t over

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SlimFast became the 21st company to say it will no longer advertise on Laura Ingraham’s show, one day after she returned to Fox News after leaving on vacation during the fallout over a much-criticized tweet about Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.

“We have stopped advertising on the Laura Ingraham show and have no plans to resume in the near future,” the company tweeted Tuesday. “We are also monitoring all ad placements carefully.”

On her first show back, on Monday, Ingraham did not directly address the advertiser boycott campaign that, so far, has cut ad time on “The Ingraham Angle” roughly in half.

Instead, she joked to fellow Fox News host Sean Hannity at the top of her show: “Did anything happen while I was gone? … I’m glad I don’t have a Google alert on my own name, that’s all I can say.”

Ingraham did, however, discuss Dinesh D’Souza’s 1991 book “Illiberal Education,” and its assertion that liberal colleges are going from “championing free speech to stifling it.”

Ingraham is facing a boycott campaign started by Hogg on March 28, after Ingraham accused Hogg of “whining” over his rejection by several California colleges.

Hogg called on people to target Ingraham’s advertisers in  response, and Ingraham later apologized on Twitter, saying anyone would be proud of Hogg’s grades.

Ingraham didn’t mention the Hogg dispute on her March 29 or March 30 shows, but on March 30, she announced she was taking a week off for what she called an Easter vacation with her family.