The ex-wife of far-right radio host Alex Jones claims he has ‘brainwashed’ their children after their son appeared on his show.
On Wednesday their 15-year-old son Rex appeared on Jones’ far-right website Infowars.com to challenge Parkland survivor David Hogg to a gun debate.
The bold challenge left Rex’s mother Kelly Jones ‘horrified’ claiming that her ex-husband has ‘endangered and exploited’ their children for ratings.
She took to Twitter to share her concern over her son’s vehement gun debate challenge, pointing blame to her ex-husband’s influence.
‘I am horrified & incredibly concerned for my vulnerable minor son who has been endangered and exploited for ratings by my ex-husband, Alex Jones,’ she wrote Friday morning.
Kelly Jones took to Twitter Friday to announce that her ex-husband Alex Jones, the founder of far-right site Infowars.com, has brainwashed their children
Kelly, pictured above, shared she was horrified to see her 15-year-old son Rex on the website
Rex Jones (left) took his father’s seat on his far-right site Wednesday to challenge Parkland survivor David Hogg (right) to a gun debate
‘I implore @YouTube to immediately remove these endangering videos. I am speaking to counsel and will issue a video statement today,’ she added.
She also threatened legal action to prevent him from returning on the website again.
The alarming video in question features Rex Jones in his father’s seat blasting Hogg for his public campaign for stricter gun laws in the US.
On Friday Rex was featured in yet another video in which he readdresses Hogg saying ‘It’s been two days…and I’ve had no response. I know you’ve seen it’.
‘Why won’t you debate me David Hogg? Are you shaking in your boots?’ he adds.
‘Prove me wrong. Prove that you are in fact a smart individual and not a Democrat puppet who spouts talking points,’ he said.
Hogg survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, which left 17 people dead.
A former student, Nikolas Cruz, was arrested for allegedly carrying out the massacre.
In the wake of the tragedy, Hogg and his fellow students have led a nationwide campaign demanding tougher gun laws.
By Friday Hogg still did not respond to the gun debate challenge, causing Rex to call him out on Twitter via his father’s account
Kelly alleges that her ex-husband Alex Jones, pictured above in an Austin, Texas court room last year, has ‘endangered and exploited’ their children for ratings
The campaign, however, has met with stiff criticism and resistance from conservatives who warn against taking action that infringes on their Second Amendment rights.
‘Hogg, you claim that the establishment is shaking in its boots in fear of you,’ Rex Jones says in the video challenge Wednesday.
‘No, they love you. They love gun control. They’ve wanted this for years.’
The Infowars video is interspersed with clips of Democratic politicians speaking of the need to enact laws against assault weapons.
‘It is admitted they want to disarm the American people just as they have done with so many corrupt regimes in the past,’ Rex Jones said.
He then named 20th century dictators who he claims were allowed to commit mass murder due to strict gun control laws.
‘Hitler, Stalin, Mao, North Korea – do you think those corrupt leaders allowed their citizens to have guns?
‘Do you think that the Jews were able to protect themselves when Hitler put them in concentration camps?
‘No, they were disarmed. And that’s why they were enslaved.’
Rex Jones blasted Hogg as a ‘child human shield’ by the ‘mainstream media’ so that ‘you can go out and make outrageous statements without anyone being allowed to rebut you.’
He then challenged Hogg to a debate.
‘Name a time, name the place, name the venue. I will do it,’ he said
Rex Jones slammed Hogg for calling his father ‘a s*** journalist’ in February
Hogg was being compared to Hitler after various videos emerged with the Nazi leader’s voice dubbed over footage of him at March for our Lives. The video was played on Infowars
Last month, Alex Jones invited Hogg onto his show for a debate. Hogg accepted, according to Raw Story.
Hogg apparently backed out of the interview, saying he was unaware of Alex Jones’ habit of peddling wild conspiracy theories.
Earlier this week, Infowars came under fire after it played a video of Hogg and other Parkland survivors at the March for our Lives rally that depicted them as Nazis.
In the video, Hogg’s voice is dubbed over with that of Hitler’s.
At the end of his speech on Saturday, Hogg raised his fist in the air and right-wing social media immediately started claiming it resembled Hitler’s Nazi salute.
The YouTube user titled the video: ‘Hogg Hitler! The little dictator in the making’.
While the website challenged Hogg, the student activist was getting advertisers to end their deals with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham on Thursday after she criticized Hogg on social media.
Ingraham, a right-wing host who landed a rare one-on-one interview with President Donald Trump last year, wrote on Twitter, ‘David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it.’
Hogg, who filmed students hiding from the gunman in their classrooms during the massacre, was quick to respond, tweeting a list of a dozen advertisers and encouraging followers to immediately call them and ask them to drop Ingraham.
Hogg’s emergence as a leading voice for stricter gun laws have made him a target for criticism from conservatives
The online home goods store Wayfair, food company Nestle, travel website TripAdvisor and Rachel Ray’s dog food Nutrish all said they are removing their support from Ingraham.
Wayfair said in a statement that it supports ‘open dialogue and debate on issues.
‘However, the decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values.
‘We do not plan to continue advertising on this particular program.’
TripAdvisor says it does not ‘condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster. In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency. As such, we have made a decision to stop advertising on that program.’
A telephone message left for Nutrish was not immediately returned but the company tweeted it was in the process of removing ads from Ingraham’s show.
Ingraham apologized Thursday on Twitter, saying, ‘On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.’
Ingraham tweeted that she thought she was the first to feature Hogg on her show after the shooting and added, ‘he’s welcome to come on my show anytime for a productive discussion.’
Speaking on New Day on Friday, Hogg said he did not believe her apology.
‘She’s only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out, and I think it’s really disgusting the fact that she basically tried promoting her show after apologizing to me,’ Hogg said.
Earlier on Thursday, several companies announced they were dropping Fox News personality Laura Ingraham after she criticized Hogg on social media