TripAdvisor and Wayfair Yank Ads from Laura Ingraham’s Show

Conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham points toward the media booths as she speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The online travel website TripAdvisor and online home goods company Wayfair on Thursday became the second and third companies to say they will stop advertising on conservative news anchor Laura Ingraham’s Fox News television show after anti-gun activist David Hogg called for a boycott.

In a statement to CNBC, a TripAdvisor company spokesperson said that it does not “condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster.”

Hogg called for an advertiser boycott after Ingraham teased him about getting rejected from several colleges. Rachel Ray’s Nutrish said earlier Thursday that it was pulling its ads from the Ingraham Angle.

“In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency. As such, we have made a decision to stop advertising on that program,” the company spokesperson said, according to CNBC.

TripAdvisor, the first public company to join the boycott, did not immediately respond to an inquiry from Breitbart News if this stance against a prominent conservative should be taken as a message to conservative travelers who might use its website.

Later on Thursday, online home goods company Wayfair told CNBC that it plans to stop advertising on Ingraham’s program over the tweet as well.

“As a company, we support open dialogue and debate on issues. However, the decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values,” Wayfair’s head of public relations, Jane Carpenter, told CNBC.

“We do not plan to continue advertising on this particular program,” Carpenter said.

A similar campaign was run against corporations affiliated with the NRA and over a dozen cut ties with the gun rights organization within 10 days of the Parkland school shooting.


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