April 3, 2020
Hallmark Channel In A Tailspin After Same-Sex Wedding Ad Controversy

Hallmark Channel In A Tailspin After Same-Sex Wedding Ad Controversy


FOLKS, THERE WAS A HUGE
CONTROVERSY STARTING THURSDAY, WHEN THE
HALLMARK CHANNEL PULLED AN AD BECAUSE IT FEATURED A SAME-SEX
COUPLE. HERE’S THE AD.>>I, EVA, WONDER IF OUR GUESTS
WOULD BE HERE ON TIME.>>IF WE HAD A CUSTOM WEDDING
WEBSITE WITH OUR CEREMONY DETAILS ON IT.>>AND I, TAYLOR, WOULD PICK
ZOLA TO HAVE AND TO HOST OUR WEDDING WEBSITE.>>DO YOU THINK ZOLA COULD HAVE
MADE PLANNING YOUR PERFECT WEDDING EASIER?>>WE DO!>>WE’VE HELPED A MILLION
COUPLES PLAN THEIR WEDDING WITH FREE WEBSITES, REGISTRY AND
INVITATIONS. GET STARTED FOR FREE AT
ZOLA.COM.>>STEPHEN: YOU KNOW WHAT? I GOT TO SAY THAT AD IS
UPSETTING. THEY’RE STANDING IN FRONT OF
DECORATIVE PRE-LIT TREES BUT THE ROOM ALSO HAS AN ELABORATE
WOODEN MANTLE. WHAT’S THE AESTHETIC HERE? CLASSIC EVENING OR RUSTIC CHIC? PICK A LANE, LADIES! I CAN’T LET MY KIDS SEE THAT! ( LAUGHTER )
BUT THE SIGHT OF TWO WOMEN KISSING WAS ENOUGH TO ENRAGE THE
MEMBERS OF AN ONLINE ANTI-L.G.B.T.Q. GROUP CALLED
“ONE MILLION MOMS” WHO PETITIONED
HALLMARK AFTER THE COMMERCIAL AIRED, SAYING, “THE HALLMARK
CHANNEL HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN FOR ITS FAMILY FRIENDLY MOVIES. EVEN ITS COMMERCIALS ARE USUALLY
SAFE FOR FAMILY VIEWING. BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THAT IS NOT
THE CASE ANYMORE.” LET’S BE HONEST, YOUR WHOLE
FAMILY ISN’T GETTING TOGETHER TO WATCH HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIES. REAL MOMS WATCH THEM ALONE AT
NIGHT, WHILE TRYING TO ASSEMBLE A FISHER PRICE KITCHEN AND
DRINKING OUT OF A WINE GLASS THAT SAYS, “WHEN CALEB WHINES,
MOMMY WINES.” ( LAUGHTER )
OKAY? WORDS TO LIVE BY. CALEB AND MOMMY. ( APPLAUSE )
HALLMARK CAVED IMMEDIATELY, SAYING, “THE HALLMARK BRAND IS
NEVER GOING TO BE DIVISIVE. WE DON’T WANT TO GENERATE
CONTROVERSY.” WE KNOW. WE’VE SEEN YOUR MOVIES. ( LAUGHTER )
HALLMARK DOESN’T GENERATE CONTROVERSY, CHARACTER GROWTH,
DRAMATIC TENSION, OR LEADING ROLES FOR BLACK PEOPLE.>>Jon: OH, OH! ( PIANO RIFF )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) BUT IN THEIR EFFORT TO AVOID
CONTROVERSY, HALLMARK CREATED A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF CONTROVERSY. ‘CAUSE AFTER THEY REMOVED THE
AD, ZOLA SAID, IT “WILL NO LONGER RUN ADS ON THE HALLMARK
CHANNEL,” THE HASHTAG “BOYCOTT HALLMARK” WENT VIRAL, AND THEY
GOT PUSHBACK FROM L.G.B.T.Q. ADVOCACY GROUP GLAAD AND
CELEBRITIES LIKE ELLEN DEGENERES AND WILLIAM SHATNER. YES, SHATNER! WE ACTUALLY HAVE FOOTAGE OF
SHATNER TAKING ON ONE OF THE MILLION MOMS. BECKET COMBAT MUSIC ).>>HALLMARK IS TURNING OUR
CHILDREN GAY!>>YOU JUST FEAR WHAT YOU… DON’T… UNDERSTAND. ( FIGHTING NOISES )
LOVE… IS LOVE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( PIANO RIFF )>>STEPHEN: WELL, JUST LIKE IN
THE HALLMARK CLASSIC “A SHOE ADDICT’S CHRISTMAS ” — I HAD
TO ASK IN COMMERCIAL IF WE MADE THAT UP. ( LAUGHTER )
WE DID NOT. ( LAUGHTER )
THERE’S A HAPPY ENDING. IN RESPONSE TO COMPLAINTS ABOUT
THEIR RESPONSE TO COMPLAINTS, HALLMARK ANNOUNCED THAT THEY
“WILL REINSTATE THE COMMERCIALS.” SO, JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
BIG-CITY HALLMARK EXECUTIVES HAD TO DECIDE BETWEEN A HIGH STAKES
ADVERTISING ACCOUNT AND LOVE. THERE WAS DRAMA, THEY BROKE UP,
GOT BACK TOGETHER, A WEDDING WAS INVOLVED, AND EVERYONE WAS
WHITE. ( LAUGHTER )
MAN, THEY DO HAVE JUST ONE PLOT LINE. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH AARON
PAUL. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING )

100 thoughts on “Hallmark Channel In A Tailspin After Same-Sex Wedding Ad Controversy

  1. Hallmark is "I wish it was 1960" – no bank accounts for women, meth for weight loss, mute, smiling and wearing dresses. No wonder some voters can't imagine voting for a female president.

  2. Hallmark can start making amends by airing Make the Yuletide Gay.
    Repeatedly.
    For the rest of the year.
    During prime viewing times.

  3. The Hallmark channel has its place, if you don't like it you don't have to watch it there are several hundred channels you can choose from. Reading most of these comments I think Cartoon Network would be the best starting point for y'all. I find all this over hyped diversity rhetoric a load of horse manure anyway, I enjoy forgetting about my troubles watching a silly movie on the Hallmark channel sometimes, like I said, it's got its place if you don't like it change the channel and you can leave your politics out of it or jam it up your colon I could care less.

  4. My wife watches those movies, and probably 80% of them the whole plot, is cheating on the one you love and are ENGAGED TO MARRY, but Christmas magic happens and everyone is happy. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that American Christian values these days? Becuase I must have read those ten commandments wrong.

  5. so we've beaten outrage with more outrage. great, let's pad ourselves on the back, we have absolutely solved the issue once and for all!

  6. this is just a marketing attempt by zola — and it worked. I wouldn't be surprised if 'one million moms' wasn't backed by zola

  7. Ok, so CBS (or LSSC) is more Woke than The Halmark Channel. Granted. My issue is that CBS owns the entire Star Trek catalog and you go with the GORN? To speak to the Mothers about protecting their Children the better Shatner episode would be Devil in the Dark. The Horta was a mother and Television's 1st same-sex couple (Spock & Kirk) saved her and the eggs. Show the mind meld, "Pain!". That's powerful, emotiveTV than might've elicited empathy from those Wine-y Mommies.

  8. I thought no one liked others views and beliefs being pushed on them 🤔 I don't care what ppl do just leave me and my children out of it. Thanks.

  9. That commercial is fine and a beautiful thing. Love is Love 💗🧡💛💚💙💜 Anyone who is against Love, like a million moms, needs to rethink their life choices.

  10. Cuntservatives have the dump parasite for president, what else can be expected than corruption at "c" – "the speed of light"; I mean, look at the past two years, that's their full potential, and horror world is what they have managed to speed up. I wouldn't call it a feat, but what do I know, apparently cash and clout are better than knowledge and wisdom applied. I mean, look at all that winning. 🙄

  11. I’m gay and I love and support the lgbt but at times it does seems like it’s being advertised with content that looks like brainwash material for kids.

  12. I liked Weekend Update's joke about One Million Moms. "If your son is watching the Hallmark channel, he already gay as hell!"

  13. imagine getting upset over a tv commercial. god these people are pathetic. what are they gonna do when they see some lgbt couple walking down the street holding hands? actually… id rather not know

  14. I am gladthey pulled it, it is disgusting!
    My kids are exposed to this garbage!
    I stop watching any tv show that features same sex couples also!, BUT, I also stop watching 'legal porn' of oppo sex couples, itis inappropriate to broadcast smut of any kind at 8 p. m., when families/kids are watching tv!!(my opinion)!

  15. I stand by Hallmark this is part of society it is part of everybody's life most people know somebody who's gay some don't even realize it because they have to hide in the closet that's a shame they should be able to buy wedding cards for a couple getting married no matter who they are I stand by the gay community

  16. Geez! Gay people grow up having to see infinite heterosexual kissing and sex on TV, so heterosexuals can deal with a lesbian kiss.

  17. Really wish he woulda mentioned that One "Million" Moms has less that 100,000 likes on Facebook and less than 5000 followers on Twitter.

    Biggest inflation of numbers since Trump's inauguration

  18. I've seen a couple (2-3) hallmark movies and they're honestly usually boring and very unrealistic but it's still sad to not see diversity.

  19. Two things, (1) Hallmark will still be Hallmark, same fucking stories and plot lines and wholesomeness, but instead of their movies starring just a man and a woman who fall in love and have a sappy and ridiculous ending, other people can tune in and be nauseated from the sickly sweet depictions of their life.
    (2) I think I said this after a shit ton of parents were upset about Deadpool not being a kids superhero movie, when the Walking Dead beat a man to death with a barbed wire baseball bat, and when people got upset over "Baby It's Cold Outside": If you don't like what's playing, be the parent; leave and demand a refund and change the channel/ station. YOU are their filter, expecting other people to suffer because you don't like something is bullshit, get over it and be an adult.

  20. Once you walk into a Hallmark Store, is all you'll ever do, the one time. because you spin on your heels and run to the closest CVS or Kroger to buy that expensive piece of recyclilng, paper greetings cards? really? how Grand Ma Are YOU???

  21. Hallmark screwed up. Hallmark chose to have a same-sex marriage for a reason, then caved when the predictable backlash happened. They should have just stuck to their guns.

  22. Nothing pisses off closet gays more than open gays. I feel bad for homophobes. Imagine waking up every morning hating yourself that much.

  23. So you're saying when Trump supporters said they wanted Christmas back, they also wanted their old time bigotry back too huh?

  24. It’s not true that wall mark doesn’t have black people in their movies. Two years ago I saw a movie where the whole cast was black. Was a really cute movie. Wholesome romance and taking place during Christmas. Like all their movies.

    It’s not high cinema, it’s comfort food.

  25. bah people think this is the age of tolerance but remember this is the same time period where a man gets criminally charged – for a slap cf. the jogger who slapped that reporter (what happened to punishment fitting the crime?)
    more like zero-tolerance (unless you're a cop or part of the upper elite classes in which case you can do what you want in that country)

  26. The teenage mutant Ninja turtles vs Batman animated movie has a scene of a woman getting dumped by her girlfriend. And I was watching this movie with my kids. I thought it was hilarious to see a woman getting dumped in a pizza parlor, by a woman, just before Michelangelo bursts through the door.

  27. Isn't it sad that apparently the LGBTQI community can have ads like this, that are trying to make their life choices the norm. But the STRAIGHT community are not allowed to disagree with it.
    Is this another case of the Minority Wins? How often do we see small minority groups get more power that the majority?
    If people want to be a homosexual, that is their choice. But DO NOT keep pushing your agenda on people who don't want that life style.
    HINT: When is there going to be a 'Straight Pride' parade? Perhaps heterosexuals need to get the homosexuals advertising agent.

  28. Bible belt moms were one of the biggest audience of 50 shades of grey. I thought sex before marriage was forbidden for them….cherry picking sins.

  29. My wife watches Halmark channel all of the time. Therefore, i have to watch Halmark channel all of the time. They are still airing the commercial, as they should. One million moms is probably only about 200 angry white women.

  30. You'd be hard pressed to find black people in Halmark channel movies, let alone as a protagonist, yet they havent said anything about that.

  31. Why do these guys have to pretend to be women to make a point..?
    In their minds, what, only women can care about kids?..sexist bull, let alone fake.

    Maybe that kiss just triggered them..probably felt rejected, then threatened.

    Now we know who watches hallmark- insecure guys with serious mommy issues and no lovin.

  32. “Unsafe”? Is there a dead girl crawling out the TV to kill you? “Family value”? More like your family value. My family doesn’t discriminate base on race or sexual orientation!
    So get the fracks out. What other people do in private is none of your business. You are not entitled to rule humanity.

  33. See the thing I first noticed is that they were playing Kannon D Dur and I immediately associate that with Evangelion…

  34. They may be called " a million moms ", but nothing is further from the truth. It's a bunch of ugly conservatives who couldn't get a date even if they were the last people on earth.

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