The Fox News host Laura Ingraham announced on Friday at the end of her show, The Ingraham Angle, that she will be off the air for the next week.
“A blessed Good Friday and Passover to all of you; I’ll be off next week for Easter break with my kids,” she said, according to Deadline.
The scheduled vacation comes after several advertisers pulled their spots from her show when she ridiculed Parkland school shooting survivor, David Hogg, for getting four college rejection letters. Hogg later called for her advertisers to pull out. So far, Wayfair, Expedia, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Jos A. Bank, and Hulu have all pulled their ad placements from her show.
Ingraham tried to do damage control and apologized to Hogg but it was too late. "In the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland," she tweeted. Hogg didn't accept the apology and instead called her on to do better. "It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children," read his tweet.
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize 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...(1/2)— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
... immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how "poised" he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion. WATCH: https://t.co/5wcd00wWpd (2/2)— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. https://t.co/H0yWs4zMGk— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
As Deadline notes, Ingraham's break is eerily similar to the time when advertisers stopped supporting Fox News' Bill O'Reilly following the New York Times' report on the millions of dollars paid by him and his company due to harassment claims. He later took a "previously planned break" from The O’Reilly Report that ended up being a permanent break.