Written byNewsBytes Desk
Messing with David Hogg, a Parkland high school shooting survivor, landed another American broadcaster in trouble.
Jamie Allman, a conservative TV and radio commentator, was put off air after he threatened Hogg with sexual assault.
On March 26, Allman tweeted he was "getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg's ass", a comment that didn't go well with his employers.
Thanks to his publicly threatening a school student with sodomy, Allman's broadcasters KDNL-TV and radio station KFTK cancelled his shows.
According to the BBC, KDNL-TV accepted his resignation on Tuesday and announced his show The Allman Report's cancellation through a statement.
On receiving backlash, Allman's page on the micro-blogging website was first locked and then made private but his tweet's image has gone viral.
Allman isn't the first to be in line of fire for targeting Hogg, an active anti-gun campaigner.
Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham trolled him last month for being rejected by four colleges he applied to.
In retaliation, Hogg called on Twitter the top 12 advertisers of her show to boycott her. And they did, forcing Ingraham to apologize and go on a week-long leave.
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)— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
However, Hogg isn't the only #MarchForOurLives leader being targeted by conservative pundits baffled by the success of the students' movement. Several other teen gun-reform activists, including Emma Gonzalez, have been mocked.
Interestingly, Hogg turns 18 today. Moreover, he received an acceptance letter last week from UC Irvine, a University of California school.
So, to Allman, Ingraham and all other haters, we call BS!
First look at me as an adult 🙃 #18 pic.twitter.com/R6X7W1pgFD— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 12, 2018
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