Media ‘Honors’ Parkland School Shooting Student for Women’s History Month


Emma Gonzalez

Several media outlets are honoring Emma Gonzalez, the Parkland school shooting survivor who is now an advocate for gun control.

Several TV stations are posting a graphic on their Facebook pages featuring Gonzalez with the words “Women’s History Month: Honoring Emma Gonzalez.” We have personally reviewed two instances of the graphic being used, but have received reports of other stations using it.

It appears to be a prepared graphic from an unknown source, which TV stations are using as their own. In the cases we have reviewed, the TV stations didn’t make a common practice of honoring female leaders for Women’s History Month.

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We have directly documented two Fox TV stations have posted it on their social media, located in Phoenix and Chicago.

After Fox 10 in Phoenix posted the image on their Facebook page, the backlash was so great that the station later deleted it without explanation. However, someone was able to screenshot it.

Emma Gonzalez

Here is how Fox 32 in Chicago posted it. Their post is still up.

Honoring Emma Gonzalez, activist for gun control. The high school senior survived the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting.

Posted by Fox 32 Chicago on Saturday, March 31, 2018

Throughout the month of March, Fox 32 posted only one other graphic honoring someone for Women’s History Month: Michelle Obama.

We're honoring Michelle Obama today as part of Women's History Month.

Posted by Fox 32 Chicago on Sunday, March 4, 2018

No other woman received a mention with an image from the TV station during the month.

If you are aware of any other TV stations that posted the graphic, please let us know.

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