WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Actor Frank Stallone has made a public apology after posting a vile rant on Parkland shooting survivor and student activist David Hogg.
- Sylvester Stallone’s 67-year-old younger brother said he was “deeply ashamed” after calling Hogg a “coward” and a “rich little b—h” on Saturday’s tweet.
- Fox News Laura Ingraham tweeted an apology on Thursday for any hurt or upset she had caused Hogg or any of the survivor of the Parkland massacre.
“To everyone and to David Hogg especially. I want to deeply apologize for my irresponsible words,” Stallone wrote on Twitter Sunday. “I would never in a million years wish or promote violence to anyone anywhere on this planet. After what these kids went through I’m deeply ashamed. Please accept my apology.”
David Hogg and fellow activist Emma Gonzales lead other fellow Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School classmates to rally, calling for gun control, after the Feb. 14 attack.
Stallone’s first tweet read: “This David Hogg p—y is getting a little big for his britches. I’m sure someone from his age group is dying to sucker punch this rich little b—h. Watch him run home like the coward he is. He’s the worst rep for today’s youth headline grabbing punk.”
The actor has already deleted the repulsing tweet along with his other tweet calling Gonzalez a “headline grabbing clown.”
Stallone’s tweets instantly caught the attention of other Twitter users, prompting numerous tweets against him.
“We don’t have to worry about a Frank Stallone boycott. That started in the late seventies,” comedy director Judd Apatow tweeted.
American comedian Ike Barinholtz wrote “What Frank Stallone said is despicable and I call on the Lomita Community Blood Bank to boycott him and no longer buy his plasma.”
Other famous people who attacked Hogg on Twitter include rocker Ted Nugent and Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
On Saturday, Nugent described the student activists as “mushy brained children who have been fed lies.”
Ingraham, on the other hand, mocked Hogg by mentioning his rejection by several universities.
“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.),” Ingraham tweeted on Wednesday.
Hogg responded by listing down the biggest advertisers on Ingraham’s show “The Ingraham Angle,” and coaxed his more than 700 thousand followers to call the companies and demand they pull their ads.
To Ingraham’s dismay, at least a dozen advertisers obliged, including Hulu, Office Depot, Expedia, TripAdvisor, and Johnson & Johnson.
“I’m a 17-year-old kid, she’s bullied people before and I think people are just sick and tired of it. She needs to acknowledge what she has done wrong,” Hogg told the Daily News.
Ingraham tweeted an apology later and invited Hogg to return to her show for a “productive discussion.”
Source: Daily News