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Update: On Sunday evening, amid a storm of pressure from LGBT activists, Hallmark announced it was reversing its decision and will begin running the controversial Zola commercials again. Crown Media, the parent company of Hallmark, made the call. Said Hallmark Cards CEO Mike Perry: “Said simply, they believe this was the wrong decision. … We are truly sorry for the hurt and disappointment this has caused.” If they think alienating their audience during the most important part of the channel’s year is a wise business move, then Perry’s sorrow is just beginning.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is blasting the Hallmark Channel’s decision to pull four television commercials that featured a lesbian couple kissing.
“Families are built on love — no matter what they look like,” Buttigieg, the first openly gay presidential candidate, tweeted Sunday. “Being ‘family friendly’ means honoring love, not censoring difference.”
In other words, “wholesome” Mayor Pete believes the reason for the season is forcing children to watch lesbians making out on the Hallmark Channel.
“This truth will be more important than ever as we rebuild our nation into a place defined by belonging, not by exclusion,” he wrote.
The commercials featured two brides standing at the altar wondering if their same-sex wedding would have been smoother had they used Zola, a wedding planning site. The ad concludes with the women sharing a quick kiss. ….