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Boycott Red Lobster Goes Viral — Get Nasty Wakeup Call After Going Too Far

During Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s first week back from Easter vacation, yet another advertiser ended its sponsorship of her show.

Red Lobster, the world’s largest seafood franchise, announced to TheWrap that it would no longer be advertising with “The Ingraham Angle,” though it failed to specify a reason why.

The Wrap noted that ads for Red Lobster stopped appearing during the host’s program last Thursday. Most assume the restaurant ended its sponsorship because of the ongoing boycott against Ingraham by Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting survivor David Hogg.

Days before Red Lobster’s announcement, Twitter users began haranguing the company for continuing to advertise on Ingraham’s show, claiming that it amounted to a tacit endorsement of her alleged “bullying” of Hogg:

https://twitter.com/i_resist_you/status/983897572895899648

Ingraham’s critics allege that the host bullied Hogg when she dared to accuse him of whining after he had complained about not being accepted into certain colleges.

An enraged Hogg subsequently launched a boycott campaign against her, vowing to essentially destroy her career unless she apologize to him. Though Ingraham later apologized, the power-hungry teen and his supporters continue to pine for her scalp.

While some might argue that Hogg is succeeding in his petty mission, the counter-evidence suggests otherwise.

For every anti-Ingraham liberal who took to Twitter to spout venom at Red Lobster prior its announcement, there were two to three Ingraham-supporting conservatives ready to boycott the restaurant afterward:

https://twitter.com/NYlovesTrump/status/984539352113057793

Ingraham likewise continues to dominate ratings, with the show having come in at the top spot for its time slot last week.

And at least one advertiser, Ace Hardware, has already returned to the show, announcing to the public last week, “The information we had at the time of the initial request [the boycott] was incomplete and we apologize for that.”

Perhaps the hardware retailer realized that Hogg’s boycott is both immature and dangerous, as Ingraham herself correctly noted during her first day back from vacation last Monday.

“This is the intolerant left in action,” she said. “Whether it’s striking voices from social media, or driving certain viewpoints on the airwaves. Beating people up, organizing boycotts, for perceived unforgivable offenses or preventing speakers from being heard on a college campus, it’s all coming from the same place.”

Correct.

“We will never relent. And we will never give in,” she added.

No, we won’t. Nor will we eat Red Lobster anymore, for that matter!

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47 Comments

47 Comments

  1. Don

    April 16, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    these young kids don’t eat at this overpriced spot, and the people that do a lot of them have just eaten their last meal there me for sure!!! I will never go back into their restaurants ever again they can hope that these little children trying to BULLY corporations have DADDYS credit cards to pay for there inflated meals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ruby Williams

      April 17, 2018 at 1:00 am

      No Red Lobster for me. I watch and agree with Laura!

    • Henry Sammy

      April 17, 2018 at 4:13 am

      Goodbye Red Lobster. Let the kids support your business

    • ME White

      April 17, 2018 at 5:26 am

      Then you are as immature as the cry baby little mommies boy. If that brat had a brain he would NOT WANT TO BE A SITTING DUCK behind a book??? Give me a break–any shooter knows the book isn’t standing there alone–just shoot a little lower and you get the kid holding the book in the frigging head–can’t believe all you idiots are smart enough to type!!

    • Bobby

      April 17, 2018 at 8:16 am

      Really, really scary…that businesses will make decisions based on a teenager’s demands. How stupid can they get? I guess as stupid as the teenager.

    • ed maina

      April 18, 2018 at 3:55 am

      Red Lobster IS A HIGH PRICED DUMP! We stopped going there years ago. Their Lobster tails can be eaten in two bites, and the crap crab? It is so cheap you have hell topay kjust getting meat oiut of a claw`. In the Villages of Florida. EVERY ESTABLISHMENT HAS A HAPPY HOUR EXCEPT RED LOBSTER!!

  2. Winnie

    April 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Good bye Red Lobster, no Laura no me and my family!!

  3. Winnie

    April 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Good bye Red Lobster, no Laura no me and my family!!

  4. Jerry

    April 16, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    I have always selected Red Lobster as a treat. But since they have pulled support from LAURA Ingraham, I will no longer visit them. I can’t believe that they are supporting Mr. Hogg. He is a complete disgrace to this country!

  5. kennyb

    April 16, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    My worst home prepared dinner is way better than their best. Had enough of their junk food years ago. Haven’t been there in years and now surely won’t go there…..Just one of many ‘sponsors I will not patronize.

  6. Sam

    April 16, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    #RedLobster you are an expensive and poor excuse of a seafood restaurant…..see you later loser!!!

  7. Jan

    April 16, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    No more Red Lobster for us. Our family ate there at least twice a month. Sorry but there are better places to eat that don’t put politics into their menu.

  8. Daniel R. Smith, Sr.

    April 16, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    DAVID HOG====G WASN’T EVEN THERE>

  9. Norman

    April 16, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Bye Bye Red Lobster. You aren’t getting any trade from our company anymore. We use to take our clients there in the evening but NO MORE!! Bye losers!

  10. Andie Pineda

    April 16, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Red Lobster you just lost a clan of families that support Laura Ingram.

  11. Bonnie

    April 16, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    David Hogg says he was there at the time, but where at, he never went to school there. Why was he even on school property, unless he was there with the gunman. Then when things started going down hill he acted like he was saving people. Wake up and smell the coffee.

  12. Chuck

    April 16, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    These “complaints” against RL are posted by kids whom cant afford to eat at RL in the first place. RL is alive and doing well – WITHOUT THEIR BUSINESS. Go away kiddies…

    • ed maina

      April 18, 2018 at 3:58 am

      oh, AND YOU HAVE A SOURCE FOR THIS INFORMATION NUMBSKULL?

  13. Keith Rabun

    April 16, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks for this news. I havebern a regular at Red Lobster forover 20 years. Never again. We stand with Laura and support patriotic companies; not companies that pander to liberal snowflakes and the rantings of a spoiled child.

  14. Richard S Jackson Jr.

    April 16, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Hey, people! We have our first amendment, the very first of the Bill of Rights, part of which states we have freedom of speech. This means in this case, very simply, we have the freedom to boycott Red Lobster, we have the freedom to patronize it AND Red Lobster has the freedom to advertise where they can. So, do whatever you want.

  15. doug haul

    April 16, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Most of you don’t get it , the Hogg boy was not shot at or wounded , he was in another building., the real problem is the shooter. not guns. wake up. And those who have an open mind support the company’s that still support Laura, you all can say what you want , but anyone who dosen’t agree is against you. that ain’t right .

    • paulette

      April 16, 2018 at 11:41 pm

      @DOUG,NO HOGG WASNT THERE OUT OF HIS OWN MOUTH,HE WAS HOME WATCHING NEWS AND SAW IT HE GRABBED HIS CAMERA AN BIKE AND RODE TO THE SCHOOL,WHY WASNT HE AT SCHOOL,IM GUESSING HE WAS WARNED BY HIS FBI DAD

      • dfinch

        April 18, 2018 at 3:21 am

        His sister was there.

  16. Carole Ann Rule

    April 16, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Punishing her for telling the truth is wrong. Goodbye Red Lobster.

  17. Michael

    April 16, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    The big lie is that Hogg is a child survivor …he wan’t even at the school and wasn’t even a student there !!

  18. Matt

    April 16, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Hogg wasn’t at school that day. Maybe he was in Red Lobster?

  19. Robert

    April 17, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Red Lobster is imported frozen food only ate there once and would never go back. Let them all close down!

  20. Steven

    April 17, 2018 at 12:30 am

    If you decide to pull ads from ANY program, DO NOT ANNOUNCE it. I GUARANTEE more people will be upset about the announcement that will NOTICE you stopped the ads.
    ATTEMPTING to pacify vocal protesters (who most likely never SAW the ads because they never saw the program) NEVER satisfies ANYONE and tends to alienate more people than there are demanding it.

  21. Reynold Palmer

    April 17, 2018 at 12:35 am

    When I tried to share this is the message I got!

    Warning: This Message Contains Blocked Content
    Your message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.

    • Chris

      April 20, 2018 at 7:06 am

      Reynold Palmer, I got the same message. No matter what I tried to post it said the same thing. I think it is because it is coming from CF
      Liberals are destroying our freedom of everything we stand for

  22. John Campbell

    April 17, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Another lefty institution that I will have no problem not doing business with since their history already contains their leftist agenda to begin with and I refuse to do business with them anyway.
    Why is it a surprise that lefty outfits are making public statements out of boycotting Laura Ingraham? It’s as though they are trying to make a political statement out of what we already know them to be. It’s like expecting Soviet surrogates to not be Soviet surrogates. Lets just list them all and let the chips fall where they may. When the smoke clears those that remain loyal to our form of government and especially our rights will find themselves being the bellwether of success and with competition intact. After all, the leftist agenda is governmental dictatorship over the people. Failing that they have and are nothing but yet another failure in a long line of failures in their own history. The attempted control over the economics via industry control is not resonating with the people and for good reason. There is no cheer leading squad for the destruction of the protection of rights, much to the leftist chagrin. It’s about time we drove that nail home. Let those who would sell their soul sellout and reap the consequences. Happy boycotting. :o)

  23. Betty Clover

    April 17, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Laura Ingram has freedom of speech and I agree with her and what she said. My husband and
    I would eat at Red Lobster often as we are retired. I will not be back. They made a choice and so did we.

  24. Dee

    April 17, 2018 at 12:53 am

    I am never setting foot in another Red Lobster….and furthermore, I will not shop with any company the pulls their ads because of some nitwit on a power roll.

  25. Ralp Burton

    April 17, 2018 at 1:08 am

    No more Red Lobster for my family!!!

  26. Nico Beer

    April 17, 2018 at 1:21 am

    No more Red Lobster for me. Ingram is entitled to free speech. Hogg needs to go back in his pen–quit crying. So sad that Red Lobster became political.

  27. Mike Sims

    April 17, 2018 at 1:42 am

    The employees who work at the boycotted establishments need to come forward with an ad telling people to stop playing around with their livelihoods!

    They are the ones being hurt. They didn’t do anything so please!, think about them before you go asking for a boycott of their employers!

  28. niel

    April 17, 2018 at 1:46 am

    It would more fitting if they changed the name to “The Yellow Spineless Lobster” !

  29. Bev hendricks

    April 17, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Will not frequent any place that boycotts anyone at anytime. Boycotting is a form of bullying even from the crybaby Hogg.These companies need to grow a backbone because these snowflakes DO NOT have money to spend for their overpriced food/coffee/whatever. I will never go back to doing business with any of these companies because they are trying to squelch my free speech. If we have to sit and listen to David Hogg whine, bitch and moan w/o boycotting anything he can take the heat he gets from us and the backlash. NONE OF YOU WILL EVER TAKE MY FREE SPEECH W/O A FIGHT. Hire CEO’s that pander to the oaying customers if you want yo stay in business

  30. Foster Ryan

    April 17, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Hey Red Lobster, we won’t be back. The Ryan Family.

  31. Karen

    April 17, 2018 at 3:16 am

    It’s now BLUE LOBSTER, and I’ll never eat there again, no matter what they say!! They ruined their brand, and LEFT a bad taste in my mouth! They obviously forgot on which side their cheddar biscuits are buttered!!

  32. quasimodo

    April 17, 2018 at 4:23 am

    i love it how the liberals call david hogg and emma gonzales survivors of a horrible shooting, neither one of them was in the room where children were shot, neither one of them were shot at nor in danger of being shot. their own words in the early hours of the shooting say they were never in danger. david little hitler hogg and emma gonzelas are nothing more then opprotunists who hijacked the news coverage to folow their own agenda and make a name for themselves period there is nothing more to it then that. the liberal media may be part of the problem or they may have been duped by some smooth talking terroristic activists, but what it boils down to is they turned their back on the real victums and chased after the fake victim because they squeeky wheel gets noticed faster!

  33. Wes Tanner

    April 17, 2018 at 4:49 am

    This family of four adults will never step foot inside another Red Lobster restaurant. Further, we’ll never do business with any other company that shows such weak principles they participate in the destruction of the U.S. Constitution!

  34. Sherry

    April 17, 2018 at 5:28 am

    No more RL for me and my family.

  35. Calvin

    April 17, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Faceless Book will not allow this link to be shared. The libtards have complained to Faceless Book about it.

  36. OMEGA 2

    April 17, 2018 at 8:45 am

    BYE, BYE RED LOBSTER AND SHRIMP AND STEAK! INGRAHAM FOR ME AND NOT THE SNOT NOSED HO’OG CRAP FOR THIS PATRIOT. BY THE WAY THIS BABY GRADUATED IN CALIFORNIA AND NOT IN FLORIDA!

  37. Linda Nitzschke

    April 17, 2018 at 9:35 am

    No more eating at Red Flotsam….oops….I mean Lobster!

  38. Lynn Langford

    April 18, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    I too will no longer go to Red Lobster, it’s like CNN, MSMBC, I won’t tolerate a business that goes political nor will I news that is continued basis against an duley elected President..

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