Ingraham, in two tweets, apologized Thursday afternoon for “any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.”
“As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion,” she added.
Ingraham 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)
Ingraham … 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://youtu.be/K0v7yxczipo (2/2)
Earlier Thursday, pet food company Nutrish said in a tweet that it is “in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.”
And online travel site Expedia told CNBC it “no longer advertises on this show,” adding “we have pulled the advertising.”
Later Thursday, online home goods company Wayfair told CNBC that it plans to stop advertising on Ingraham’s program over the tweet.
“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.
Ingraham is the host of “The Ingraham Angle,” an evening news and opinion show on Fox News.
The companies were responding to a controversy over a tweet sent by Ingraham on Wednesday appearing to mock David Hogg, a survivor of the February massacre that left 17 students and adults dead.
“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” Ingraham said in the tweet.
She added that Hogg was “Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.”
In the wake of the massacre, the 17-year-old student has become a prominent voice in a resurgent debate on mass shootings and gun control measures.
Hogg, responding to her criticism in a tweet of his own, called on his more than 600,000 followers to contact Ingraham’s top advertisers.
The other companies listed in Hogg’s tweet did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment.
Shortly after Ingraham’s apology, Hogg tweeted that he would only accept it “if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight.”
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— CNBC’s Ryan Ruggiero contributed to this report.