Parkland survivor David Hogg has been criticized by Fox News, and as you can imagine, a lot of people have been defending him. That being said, it looks like actor Chris Evans is also totally by his side!
Chris took to social media to slam Laura Ingraham after she mocked David for ‘whining’ about not being able to get into a few colleges.
‘David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates,)’ Laura originally tweeted.
Aside from many other Parkland survivors, Chris also made it as clear as possible that he thought her behavior was outrageous.
‘What is the purpose of this tweet? What’s wrong with you? Are you proud of this? Regardless of your political beliefs, THIS is how you choose to present yourself? You must be so sad, angry and scared.’
Just to highlight how ridiculous the mocking was, the boy’s sister, Lauren Hogg, who is only 14, had some things to say as well.
‘How low are your ratings @IngrahamAngle that you have to start attacking my brother’s grades to get attention? If you ask me, he’s more articulate than you and has far better character. Man, that is real low even for you. Coming from a 14-year-old, please grow up. #NeverAgain.’
Although we’re sure any moral support is appreciated, David proved that he can totally hold his own in such a petty feud.
Soon after Laura’s attack, he got his more than 600,000 Twitter followers to request sponsor brands for her show to end their collaboration.
As of now, they had managed to get Nutrish (pet food brand), Wayfair and Trip Advisor to cut all ties with The Ingraham Angle.
As an update, Laura took to social media to apologize, saying: ‘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…immediately after the horrific shooting and even noted how ‘poised’ he was given the tragedy. As always, he is welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion.’
Doesn’t it sound like she and her production team were scared of losing even more sponsors?