Look, a Christmas miracle!
Courtesy of Axios:
The Hallmark Channel has apologized and reversed a decision made at the request of a Christian mothers group to pull a commercial showing a same-sex couple kissing, its CEO said in a statement to news outlets including Axios Sunday.
The channel faced a social media backlash and calls for a boycott after pulling the ad which the company said before the backflip was “distracting from the purpose of [the] network,” per CNN.
The commercial was one of multiple on Hallmark that advertised the online wedding planning service “Zola.”
The only difference between the ad that was pulled and others that were approved by the network was that two women kissed in the flagged version, according to Zola. The alternate commercial showed a heterosexual couple doing the same.
The removal was sparked by a campaign from One Million Moms, which claimed in a statement: “Until recently, Hallmark had a good record for keeping their movies and commercials family-friendly. Now, parents can no longer trust Hallmark because Hallmark is no longer allowing parents to be the primary educators when it comes to sex and sexual morality.”
Hallmark wrote in a statement earlier that “debate surrounding these commercials on all sides was distracting from the purpose of our network, which is to provide entertainment value.”
One Million Moms need to take their homophobic bullshit and fuck right off.
For one thing there are a hell of a lot fewer than a million people supporting that organizatgon.
According to Queerty, the group had an online petition attacking the Disney Channel for some sublte gay kissing which only attracted about seven thousand signatures.
I am not a math whiz but you would think that a group with a million people could get a hell of a lot more than just 7,000 signatures.
Secondly who the fuck listens to anti-gay orgnaizations anymore?
I mean did people learn nothing from the Chick fil A debacle?
Good for Hallmark in finding its backbone.
I’m still not going to watch their boring ass programs, but at least I dislike them a little less now.