- EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly included Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and Mercedes-Benz USA as advertisers on Laura Ingraham’s show.
- People are boycotting companies that a viral tweet said advertise on Laura Ingraham’s show after she was accused of making racist comments on air.
- During her show on Wednesday, Ingraham said that the “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore.” According to Ingraham, this is because of “demographic changes” that she blamed on illegal and legal immigration.
- This is the third time Ingraham’s show has been boycotted in the past six months.
For the third time in six months, Fox News host Laura Ingraham is being targeted by a boycott.
During her Wednesday show, Ingraham said that the “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore.” She attributed this to “demographic changes” that she blamed on illegal and legal immigration.
“Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people. They’re changes none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like,” she said, citing “both illegal and, in some cases, legal immigration.”
Ingraham was immediately called out on social media for her comments. Now, people are urging the companies that advertise on her show to cut ties with her.
“Pull your ads or we boycott. #BoycottIngraham,” one person tweeted.
This is the third time that Ingraham and her advertisers have come under fire in recent months. In March, David Hogg, the student who survived the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, called for a boycott of her advertisers after the host mocked Hogg by saying he “whines” about college rejections. More than a dozen brands later said they would pull their ads from the show.
In June, Hogg called for a renewed boycott after Ingraham downplayed how the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy was affecting children at the US-Mexico border. Many criticised the detention centres for the migrant children as abusive, while Ingraham said they were being “temporarily housed in what are essentially summer camps.”
According to a list compiled by Occupy Democrats Managing Editor Brian Tyler Cohen (which inaccurately mentioned Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and Mercedes-Benz USA), these are some of the brands being targeted in the latest boycott effort:
- Mitsubishi USA
- Flonase Allergy Relief
- Jewellery Exchange
- Spectrum Enterprise
- Operation Finale – MGM
- Empire Today
- Ageless Male Max
- Relaxium Sleep
- Pacific Premier Bank
- National Car Rental
- Sandals Resorts
Cohen told Business Insider that he compiled the list by watching the episode and writing down each advertiser that appeared during the show. None of the mentioned brands responded to Business Insider’s request for comment. A spokesperson for Fox News did not return a request for comment.
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