Celebrities Want Laura Ingram Fired Over Nipsey Hussle Coverage

Laura Ingraham Nipsey Hussle Backlash

During an episode of The Ingraham Angle, Ingraham took aim at the slain rapper and snickered when referring to his song taking a swipe at Trump, Deadline reports. Nipsey was featured on the song but not shown in the clip Ingraham used on-air. In February 2018, she responded to a video from National Basketball Association stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant, in which James said that Trump doesn't "give a f-- about the people, " by telling them to "shut up and dribble, " sparking condemnation from athletes and critics alike.

Ingraham and her co-host, journalist Raymond Arroyo, chuckled as they continued to analyze the song, Laura sarcastically saying, "Now that's a very creative refrain". "The chorus that goes on and on, is that related to lowest unemployment ever, basically, for African Americans?" As a result, he issued a call to action to his followers and supporters that resulted in at least 10 of Ingraham's sponsors pulling their advertisements from the show.

"We are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole, " The Game wrote on Sunday. "I will use my platform & call on my peers to do the same".

Snoop Dogg, who spoke at Nipsey's public memorial service last week, commented "I'm in", on the Game's post.

R&B artist Tank too tore into Ingraham.

"Disrespecting the deceased is not news", he wrote on Instagram.

The Game is clearly infuriated by the level of disrespect, during such a sensitive when Nipsey passed away from being shot and killed, just a few weeks ago.

Tank also posted a petition calling for Ingraham's firing which has garnered 14,000 signatures so far.

Ingraham - who has most recently toggled between bullying a teenage survivor of one of the worst mass shootings in US history and trying to reduce a socially conscious athlete to his physical prowess - may have officially cased her own demise when she mocked her network's coverage of Nipsey Hussle, the rapper was killed by senseless gun violence on March 31.

The beloved entrepreneur was hailed a hometown hero who took care of his community and worked to better it and give back. In the music video for one of the most popular protest anthems of 2016, Hussle walked the streets of Crenshaw in South Los Angeles with throngs of friends, fans and neighbors flashing expletive-laden signs disparaging the then-Republican candidate.

Hussle was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery.



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