Everday since Parkland’s David Hogg has been stirring up hate towards Republicans, the NRA, Conservatives or anyone who supports gun rights, Conservative David Hogg has been mistaken for the controversial figure on the left.
From hateful messages to him and his family, photoshopped pictures, to Davids little brother being stopped in the street, the confusion has put him through a tirade of unnecessary abuse from the left and right. This has all lead up to Hogg, 16, now making the decision to leave social media and focus on what’s important to him.
I’m leaving social media.I’m only 16/tired of harassment.I am AGAINST BULLYING! It is wrong! I believe in ALL our Constitutional rights. My focus: God, family, my early college program, volunterring, working to save for a car/college.I am NOT @davidhogg111. Thx to all supporters! pic.twitter.com/Cgv9VSaZNt
— David Hogg (@David_Hogg16) April 28, 2018
Some of the messages 16-year-old David has received were due to people confusing him for Parklands David Hogg, just like this lady here:
90% of DM’s I can’t post, but this lady today had fun w/her mistake, which was nice. Home from class.Leaving to tutor, dog walk, cut grass & then homework.Thx for having my back! I hope I can make you like the name “David Hogg” again.#WorkingToSaveForCollege #Pro2A, #Conservative pic.twitter.com/cVkaYAHZUB
— David Hogg (@David_Hogg16) April 26, 2018
While some were not.
16-year-old David Hogg is a Christian Conservative, anti-bullying and Pro2A, so you don’t need me to tell you the sort of abuse he receives from anti-gun people on the left.
— David Hogg (@David_Hogg16) April 6, 2018
David is a hard worker, he has been working small jobs since he was 11-years-old. from lawn mowing, dog walking, poop scooping, and working as a cashier on weekends at his local food store.
On top of all that, David has big plans on getting his degree (unless he transfers) through UNC Charlotte, where he is currently attending. David’s GPA is 4.39.
Despite all the awful unnecessary abuse 16-year-old David has been receiving, he has a lot of support, which prompted many to request that he set up a GoFundMe account so everyone can help him with his college education. thankfully he and his family did just that.
David has proven throughout his life that he is worthy of all the kind support he receives, as per his GoFundMe story:
David has been a volunteer for years – helping out at a few of our local churches, a retirement home, etc. Many of you don’t know David, but he is an amazing teen. He is wicked smart (has more awards than I can keep up with), dependable, honest (won the mayor’s award for returning money he found at school), caring and would help anyone in need (has helped w/many adoption fundraisers, as well.) He is a HUGE pet lover! David has MANY references from adults about his character and what a hard worker he is. He was a Carson Scholar Nominee, but unfortunately didn’t win.
David has never missed a day of school, his entire life – perfect attendance. He is very reliable!
David was bullied some in middle school. So, the recent harassment he has been receiving, because he shares the same name as the other David, hasn’t been easy. However, David always rises above it. I am proud of him for standing up for his values and taking his name back. David was born prematurely, but he has certainly fought back in this life and is making a difference.
Check out the interview David did with Glenn Beck:
— David Hogg (@David_Hogg16) April 9, 2018
And also the fantastic article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal:
— David Hogg (@David_Hogg16) April 4, 2018
Now here’s the part where I throw in my two cents worth.
Dear Conservative David Hogg, Don’t quit!
David, I know it is tough receiving all this abuse, and you and your family do not deserve it one bit. But I urge you not to give up your social media status because of the hateful people out there.
Don’t let the hateful people win, don’t let them distract you from your beliefs, your mission and your message that inspires many supporters each and every day. believe me, you do have a lot of support, just for a minute take a look at all this:
— Kat #ISTANDWITHGENFLYNN (@KatTheHammer1) April 1, 2018
Traci , I have 3 sons ages 18-21. You should be very proud of David. He is an incredible you man. You have done an amazing job raising him. It’s refreshing to see our side represented so well. Thank you
— Dame Nicola Hanson (@NicolaHanson9) April 5, 2018
Hang in there pic.twitter.com/I302UtDE5s
— BKnuet (@bbk2228) April 4, 2018
— #1775Lexington (@luckyone6565) April 3, 2018
Your David is awesome! Great job mom!
— Pink Lady 4 Trump🌸 (@pink_lady56) April 3, 2018
Sorry to hear your family is receiving the backlash that belongs at a doorstep in Florida and not with your family.
It’s quite obvious from listening to your son talk that he is a well spoken, thoughtful young man who was given a well rounded upbringing
— Missy Zaccaro (@missy_zaccaro) April 2, 2018
U’ve done an excellent job raising this fine young man! Maybe this terrible harrassment has a silver lining! He restores my faith in our future America & brings awareness 2 support the efforts of our youth 2 succeed!No victim mentality here. Prayer for u & ur family.
— Sallye Hook (@speakupsal) April 2, 2018
Good evening, David & Traci! 🙂 David, you sound like a nice, hardworking young man who’s been raised with good old-fashioned values. I’m sorry you’ve had to deal with a case of mistaken identity. Keep up the good work! I pray that you will be EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL & BLESSED! 🙂
— Classical Musician☘🇺🇸 (@ClassJzMusician) April 2, 2018
Your son Rocks🎤🙌
— KeepTexasRed#ChoseLife#IAmTheNRA🇺🇸 (@KeepTexasRed7) April 2, 2018
You raised a good son. His goodness will shine.
— B.T. Samuel. Michael Cohen Mystery Client (@JustBeaTee) April 2, 2018
A true inspiration for our youth!
— Sherrie Wood (@SherrieWood20) April 2, 2018
So sorry your son had to go through this, because of mistaken identity. He’s a great looking guy, already in College at age 16. And working to buy a car. Congratulations! Great Parenting!
— AlexMimikos (@AlexMimikosyaho) April 2, 2018
Praying for your family Traci! You’ve raised your son right. Following you both and spreading the word!! ❤
— 🌟MAGA #Trump2020⭐ (@ConsrvativeDiva) April 2, 2018
Definitely with the good David Hogg. Can’t stand the CNN puppet David Flogg.
— George (@davo_aka_george) April 1, 2018
Gosh Traci I am so sorry for all you, your son & family have been put through. As a mom I can’t imagine having my son mistaken for someone so hateful. I sent him a message of support he sounds like an amazing young man. Happy Easter & may it be blessed and peaceful💐
— Kimberly❤’s America (@DontMockMyTypos) April 1, 2018
Thank you for raising such a fine son! He’s such a breath of fresh air after all the other hogwash 111 has been vomiting…..oh…..no pun intended at all! Fine young man!
— Brenda Dapkus (@HesStillTheONE) April 2, 2018
We support your David Hogg & you. We don’t support the hateful phony @davidhogg111
— Deplorable AirForce Brat (@rbbabygirl) April 2, 2018
Thank you Mama Hogg for raising a wonderful, hardworking young man. You should be proud! I know I am!#SupportTheGoodDavidHogg16
— Lori Harris (@LoriHar12240616) April 24, 2018
That deserves a follow, @David_Hogg16 ! You appear to have grown up to be a kind, thoughtful gentleman. Appreciating your family speaks volumes about your character & integrity.
— NySnYd_ (@NySnYd_) April 24, 2018
You have a Great Day as well David! Give your Mom a hug, She did an Outstanding Job raising you!!
— Ghillie_Still_Fits (@JB_0317) April 24, 2018
Prayers, strength and peace to you and your family. Hang in there!
— cfort (@Forrestc25) April 24, 2018
Mama Hogg, you raised such a wonderful son. He’s a breath of fresh air in a day and age where there’s so much drama and hatred in the world. You and your family have a wonderful and beautiful day.
— Shannon Castro (@NemesisRaising) April 25, 2018
— Albert P WIlkinson (@AlbertPaul13) April 24, 2018
MamaHogg – You raised a wonderful, smart, funny, hard working and impressive young man. Standing together is our greatest gift… God Bless You All!
— Sample 1 (@sample1_l) April 24, 2018
That’s just few David, there are so many out there that have your back, that supports you, respect you and that want to hear your message. You are setting a fine example for young people out there.
But, no matter what decision you decide to make, everyone will support you, but, I once again urge you to stay on Twitter and continue spreading your message against bullying. And be pro 2A, be a proud Christian. because no matter what, there is a lot of people that support you and have your back.
I’m one of those people.
At the end of the day, it’s your decision and yours alone. You decide what is right for you and we will back you 100%.
By Steve Milne
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