David Miles Hogg is an American student who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018, and afterward became a gun control advocate and an activist against gun violence in the United States.He is one of twenty founding members of Never Again MSD, a gun control advocacy group led by MSD students.He has also been a target of several conspiracy theories and verbal attacks claiming he may be a crisis actor, which have been called “demonstrably false”.
After the school shooting, Hogg emerged as a leader in the 2018 United States gun violence protests. Along with Alfonso Calderon, Sarah Chadwick, Emma González, Cameron Kasky and other students, he turned to the media to talk about their role as survivors in the shooting and voice his opinion on gun control and gun violence. He has called on elected officials to pass gun control measuresand and urged them to compromise in order to save lives.
Hogg was criticized by Fox News personality Laura Ingraham who made a comment about Hogg being rejected by several colleges, which she said he “whines” about; in response, he urged people to boycott her advertisers.Within two days, fifteen companies had ceased advertising on her show.She apologized for her remark, but he rejected it, saying she had only apologized because firms had been leaving her show, and that he would accept an apology in the future if she denounced the way her network treated him and his friends.
But the 15-year-old black Republican CJ Pearson isn’t about to let him get away with taking out his frustrations on Laura Ingram. So in a rant aimed at anti-gun David Hogg, the new face of the anti-Second Amendment and anti-gun movement, CJ took no prisoners.
.@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
Hey Hogg, I agree, we really don’t know how to use a F##### Democracy, but that’s ok, since we live in a Republic! And it seems like your parents, if they were even around, also didn’t know how to use F##### discipline neither.
CJ Pearson, a 13-year-old, has become an overnight sensation online for a video criticizing President Barack Obama for inviting clock-making high school student Ahmed Mohamed to the White House. But the conservative teen from Georgia is not new to the political spotlight.
Pearson first made waves among conservative media in February with his YouTube video, “President Obama: Do you really love America?” in which the middle school student with a southern twang questions the President’s response to terrorism. The video has been watched more than 2 million times.