Laura Ingraham, a Fox News opinion host, made what some have interpreted as a snide comment about David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting.
Ingraham tweeted a link to a news article about Hogg having received some college rejection letters.
She tweeted the article's headline, "David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied," adding "and whines about it" at the end.
Hogg is now urging people to boycott Ingraham's advertisers,
David Hogg, a Parkland school shooting survivor who has become one of the prominent voices for gun control, is now going after a conservative talk-show host's advertisers after she made light of his college-rejection letters.
Laura Ingraham, a Fox News opinion host, tweeted a link to a news article about Hogg having received rejection letters from several University of California schools.
"David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied," the article's headline read, "and whines about it," Ingraham added.
That tweet went out to Ingraham's 2.2 million Twitter followers Wednesday morning and made its way back to Hogg nearly 10 hours later: "Soooo @IngrahamAngle what are your biggest advertisers ... Asking for a friend," Hogg wrote, with the hashtag, "BoycottingIngramAdverts."
Later, he tweeted a list of companies and urged his followers to contact them. It was not immediately clear which, if any, of the companies are current Ingraham advertisers. The boycott resembles campaigns that targeted Fox opinion hosts Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, who was forced off the network amid a sexual-harassment scandal last year.
Hogg, and other vocal survivors of gun violence, are among those leading renewed efforts to promote gun-law reforms after the February 14 shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed.
Students, parents, teachers, and other supporters flooded the streets in Washington, DC and all over the world last week for the "March for Our Lives" protest.