Conservative TV host Jamie Allman resigns from Sinclair after threatening to assault Parkland survivor David Hogg
A conservative show host on a St. Louis station, owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, Jamie Allman, resigned from his position after drawing intense criticism for writing a threatening tweet against Parkland school shooting survivor, David Hogg, who garnered attention after the massacre for publicly speaking out against gun violence in the country.
Allman, in late March, had tweeted that he would use "a hot poker" and assault Hogg.
The CEO of the PR firm 5W and Sinclair's spokesperson, Ronn Torossian, in an email said that Allman's show on ABC-affiliate KDNL has been canceled and his resignation has been accepted.
Allman's resignation comes just days after Hogg called for a boycott of Fox News' 'Ingraham Angle' host Laura Ingraham. Several of Ingraham's advertisers pulled out after she ridiculed the high school senior last month on Twitter for "whining" about getting rejected by four colleges.
"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. She later issued an apology after her advertisers started dropping out.
The 17-year-old anti-gun activist, Hogg, rejected Ingraham's apology and called her a "bully." Hogg is a survivor of the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed, which mostly included students and teachers.
According to The Washington Post reports, the same happened with Allman and advertisers began pulling their sponsorships of his show shortly after his tweet garnered public attention. Hogg, in an interview with CNN, had said that Ingraham's criticism of him was similar to other bullying statements she had made others, including a conflict with the LGBTQ community while she was at Dartmouth in 1984.
The Fox News host had also recently asked NBA star LeBron James to "shut up and dribble," after he had made a political statement.
Ingraham reportedly lost more than a dozen advertisers in just a few days, including Nutrish, TripAdvisor, Wayfair, Expedia, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Stitch Fix, Jenny Craig, Hulu, JoS. A. Bank and more.