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Fox News releases statement about the future of Laura Ingraham's show after boycott

Fox News host Laura Ingraham posted a statement of support from Fox News after the loss of more than a dozen advertisers because of a boycott effort led by Parkland, Florida, massacre survivor David Hogg. (Image Source: Twitter video screenshot)

Laura Ingraham tweeted a statement from Fox News Monday about the future of her show after some were beginning to wonder if the damaging boycott that cost her many advertisers was taking an irrevocable toll.

Here's what the statement said

Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy released a statement of support for Ingraham and criticized her detractors.

"We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts," the statement read. "We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children."

Ingraham had announced a weeklong vacation from her show to spend some time with her children after Easter, which coincided with the apex of a boycott that had already driven away more than a dozen advertisers from her show.

The boycott was led by David Hogg, one of the more vociferous advocates for gun control of the Parkland massacre survivors. Ingraham had mocked Hogg from her Twitter account because he had remarked that he wasn't accepted into colleges that he preferred.

Although Ingraham apologized to Hogg, he continued pressing supporters to call her advertisers and pressure them to leave the show. Ingraham's ratings also appeared to take a hit after the controversy.

'Powerful, shadowy radical groups'

Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly rallied behind Ingraham.

"The tweet from [Laura Ingraham] was ill-advised and Laura has apologized," he tweeted. "But know this: the sponsor boycott is not some spontaneous uprising by companies. It is being directed by powerful, shadowy radical groups who want Laura Ingraham off the air."

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