Hulu is facing pressure to pull its advertising with Laura Ingraham, the Fox News host who mocked a Parkland shooting survivor

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  • Streaming service Hulu is among the companies facing pressure to pull advertising with Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
  • Ingraham is facing backlash for mocking Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg on Twitter.

Companies are facing increased pressure to drop their advertising with Laura Ingraham, a Fox News host who recently received backlash for mocking a Parkland shooting survivor.

Hulu is among the companies the survivor, student David Hogg, has called out on Twitter to pull their advertising with Ingraham. Many on Twitter have vowed to boycott Hulu and other companies if they don’t sever ties with Ingraham.

Hulu did not immediately return a request for comment from Business Insider.

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt joined in on Thursday, alluding that he would drop the service. “Do the right thing here,” he said. “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn also threatened to drop his subscription, tweeting “Online bullying & shaming of teenagers should not be supported by Hulu.”

Ingraham, host of Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle,” mocked Hogg on Wednesday for being rejected by four colleges he applied to. “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.)” she tweeted.

As of Thursday, the tweet was still on her page.

But on Thursday, as several companies announced they would pull ads from Ingraham’s program, Ingraham tweeted an apology, stating “On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologise for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.”

“For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how ‘poised’ he was given the tragedy,” she continued.

Despite the apology, the calls for Hulu to pull their advertising with Ingraham continued throughout the day on Thursday on Twitter, with many saying they would cancel their subscription to the service.

Update: Thursday evening, Hulu posted a statement on Twitter saying that it would “like to confirm that we are no longer advertising on Laura Ingraham’s show and are monitoring all of our ad placements carefully.”