David Hogg just got schooled.
Conservative teenager CJ Pearson tore into Hogg after the pro-gun control student organized a boycott of Fox News host Laura Ingraham over a tweet. Pearson’s advice to Hogg: “Grow up or get out of the kitchen if it’s too hot for you.”
.@davidhogg111 wants to be a public figure, tear the #2A into shreds, and be the self-proclaimed voice of my generation but can't take a little criticism from Laura Ingraham? There's no safe spaces in politics, David. Grow up. pic.twitter.com/XwZuPFC1KY
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) March 29, 2018
“There’s no safe spaces in politics, David. Grow up,” Pearson wrote.
In his video reaction, the 15-year-old Trump supporter accused Hogg of being unable to handle the challenges that come with being a public figure.
Hogg became engaged in a public battle and called for a boycott of Laura Ingraham’s show after she criticized him for not being accepted to several colleges. Ingraham apologized, but instead of accepting and moving on, Hogg doubled down and demanded further apology — he also refereed to himself and his peers as “children” even though he’s thrust himself into the media spotlight as a political expert demanding what many view as radical change.
“This is a man who has chosen to live in the public light–and he can’t take criticism? I truly don’t understand it,” he said.
Pearson related the criticism he allegedly faces for his political views.
“You know, I’m fifteen years old. I’m young, I’m black and Republican. I’m literally three things that make liberals lose sleep at night. They hate me. They hate me because I buck every single narrative that they would like the American people to believe.
“‘Oh, if you’re young, you gotta vote Democrat.’ I say ‘no.’
“‘Oh, if you’re black, you gotta be a Democrat.’ I say ‘no.’ They hate me, and because they hate me they call me things like ‘Uncle Tom,’ ‘House Negro,’ ‘sellout’–all these hateful, deplorable things.
“But guess what? I turn the other cheek. Why? Because these people can tweet at me and criticize me all day long, but I fight for what I believe and I will continue to do so regardless of anything that I’m called.”
The teenager said that Hogg should expect, given his “divisive” stance on the Second Amendment, that “people might not like you.”
“But you chose that life, David. Grow up! Grow up, David!”
Pearson suggested that “instead of waging an advertising boycott against Laura Ingraham, how about you go on her show and talk about the issues that you so faithfully believe in?”
“Oh, you won’t do that, will you? Because you are scared. So David, grow up or get out of the kitchen if it’s too hot for you. And all I got to say is just sit down and shut up if you can’t handle it. Sorry, but not sorry.”
Hogg’s boycott prompted several companies, including Expedia, Hulu, Johnson & Johnson, and Nestlé, to pull their ads from Ingraham’s program.
We’d like to confirm that we are no longer advertising on Laura Ingraham’s show and are monitoring all of our ad placements carefully.
— hulu (@hulu) March 29, 2018