I will not be watching anything having to do with The Hallmark Channel until they affirm the respect and dignity of LGBTQ families. This feels like we’re living in 1999, not 2019.— Charlotte Clymer???? (@cmclymer) December 14, 2019
Shame on @HallmarkChannel for caving to bigots in such a cowardly manner like this. https://t.co/1DFKUQPA26
This was on the Hallmark Channel.
“NEW YORK — Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar.
The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, removed the ads because the controversy was a distraction, a spokesperson said in an interview Saturday.
“The debate surrounding these commercials on all sides was distracting from the purpose of our network, which is to provide entertainment value,” said a statement provided by Molly Biwer, senior vice president for public affairs and communications at Hallmark. …”
“We are not allowed to accept creatives that are deemed controversial,” an account representative for Hallmark responded.
The Hallmark Channel spokesman suggested on Friday afternoon that the issue was the couple’s kissing. “The decision not to air overt public displays of affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless of the participants, is in line with our current policy, which includes not featuring political advertisements, offensive language, R-rated movie content and many other categories,” he said.
Only four of the ads were rejected as controversial, however, according to the email exchange with Zola and several of the company’s representatives. In one of the two ads that were permitted to continue to air, a bride and groom kiss passionately at the altar. …”
There were six of these ads.
It appears there was a White couple, a black couple and a lesbian couple and various mashups. This was the toxic ad that was pulled.