Enmeshed in a controversy that has cost her show advertisers over the last two days, Fox News host Laura Ingraham announced on her show Friday night that she’s taking a pre-planned trip for Easter, and will be off the air next week. Ingraham has been under fire for a tweet she sent on Wednesday morning that appeared to mock Parkland high school student David Hogg for not getting into colleges he applied to.
Guest hosts include Jason Chaffetz and Pete Hegseth.
As of Friday evening, Ingraham’s show had lost at least 16 percent of her current national advertiser inventory, according to a tally from the left-leaning media watchdog organization Media Matters for America, which has publicized Ingraham’s advertisers. Ingraham lost eight corporate advertisers on Thursday and 10 more on Friday, including major brands like Hulu, Honda and Expedia.
Hogg called for an adviser boycott of Ingraham’s show on Wednesday night, after she tweeted an article on Wednesday morning mocking Hogg.
Nutrish, a pet food company, was the first to publicly pledge to pull advertising from her show. Several brands that advertise on Ingraham’s show, including IBM and Kayak.com, have yet to comment publicly.
Ingraham apologized for her critical tweet following the backlash, but Hogg then doubled down and asked her to apologize for Fox News’ coverage of the Parkland high school students more broadly.