Laura Ingraham isn't an unfamiliar to the "urban" community. Ingraham first caught our attention when she told Lebron James, who was actively protesting and speaking out about Black Lives Matter and the unjust killing of African American men, to "Shut up and dribble." Many called Ingraham's comments racist.
Now, celebrities across the country are calling for advertisers to pull out and Fox News to fire Ingraham because of her insensitive coverage of Nipsey Hussle's murder.
On an episode of "The Ingraham Angle," Ingraham mentioned, "thousands lined the streets to say goodbye to rapper Nipsey Hussle." She continued, “Now this dear artist recently released a song called ‘FDT’ – F Donald Trump," while playing a portion of the music video in the background showing YG, who the song actually belongs to. Nipsey was featured on the song but not shown in the clip Ingraham used on-air.
Ingraham and her co-host, journalist Raymond Arroyo, laughed while they analyzed the song, Ingraham sarcastically saying, “Now that’s a very creative refrain.” Arroyo replied: "Very catchy." Then Laura asked, “So... the chorus it goes on and on. Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever basically for African Americans?"
Why Ingraham compared race and unemployment to a song is beyond us and some are also calling racist. Now, Ingraham has created a fire storm with celebrities like The Game, T.I., Michael Rappaport, and more calling on Fox News to fire Ingraham because she laughed and made a mockery of Nipsey Hussle's murder.
T.I. took to Instagram and wrote:
This is Disgusting! You both are vile despicable, poor excuses for people.
My expectations have already decreased so much for mankind in the past couple weeks that this hardly surprised me... especially from@foxnewsBut rest assured that sooner than later you’ll BOTH see... WE ALL GET OUR TURN TO LIVE THROUGH OUR OWN PERSONAL TRAGEDY... and watch how many people dance in the streets,laugh and crack distasteful inappropriate jokes when it’s YOUR TURN!!!! Karma is constant & the laws of reciprocity ARE IN ORDER!!!! Neither of you WILL EVER know or experience the level of love, appreciation and respect that Nip has... EVEN IN DEATH!!! So let that sizzle in ya lil hateful,demonic spirits. And with that... I’m logging off IG at least a month or so... 🖕🏽
The Game Wrote:
So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here....@foxnewsfires this disrespectful cunt by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc... if our demographic doesn’t effect that we will STOP support of ALL SPONSORS immediately !!! We are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole. I will use my platform & call on my peers to do the same. Nips passing nor his legacy is to be taken lightly as there will be consequences for any disrespect now or in the future as long as I have a voice !!! I’m asking all of my followers, fans, friends & family to spread this video with demands of#LauraIngrahamstermination immediately !!!!! This is not a game & my brothers untimely demise has noticeably shifted the world & brought people from all ethnicity’s together in mourning. There is a power in that, that will be used & action will be taken from now going forward. We will not be accepting any apology from her... we want her fired, PERIOD !!!!!#TheMarathonContinues🏁🏁🏁 DO NOT LET THIS SLIDE MY PEOPLE. I know you can feel the energy NIP left all of us.. I know you feel it !!!!! 🙏🏾
Ingraham and Fox News have yet to respond to the outrage. It is only a matter of time before fans determine who are advertisers on her show in order to pressure them into pulling their ads. Let me know what you think below.