Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg recently got into a back-and-forth with Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she shared a story of Hogg being rejected by several colleges.
Thousands of people responded to her tweet, including Hogg, who organized a boycott of Ingraham’s largest advertisers. Over a dozen of them quickly pulled out of their partnerships due to the pressure. The list of former advertisers includes Jenny Craig, Hulu, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Nestlé, Office Depot, and Johnson & Johnson.
Ingraham apologized to Hogg publicly, but he refused to accept it unless she denounced “the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight.” Hogg has since claimed that Ingraham is a “bully”for her actions not only to him, but to others during her show.
Conservative commentator Erick Erickson called out Hogg on Twitter, claiming he was actually the “bully” in this situation for asking for an apology, but not accepting it.
Having someone apologize to you then refusing to accept it unless conditions are met is what bullies do.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 29, 2018
During his appearance on CNN on Saturday, Hogg was read the tweet and asked what his thoughts on it were.
“I don’t agree with it. Just like Laura, she can have her opinion, he can have his. It’s up to them, but I don’t agree with it personally.”
When asked if Hogg would accept Ingraham’s invitation back onto his show to have a “productive discussion,” Hogg stated that he would only consider it if she “apologizes to all the people she has hurt throughout her professional career.”