Skip to comments.Buttigieg warns against 'censoring difference' after Hallmark Channel pulls ads with lesbian couple
Posted on 12/15/2019 5:09:47 PM PST by karpov
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic presidential candidate, criticized the Hallmark Channels decision to pull four TV ads featuring a lesbian couple after a petition by a conservative group.
Families are built on loveno matter what they look like, Buttigieg, the first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, tweeted Sunday.
The channel pulled four ads for wedding planning website Zola featuring brides getting married and kissing after conservative group One Million Moms, a branch of the American Family Association, posted a petition claiming the commercial was not family friendly.
Being family friendly means honoring love, not censoring difference, Buttigieg said.
This truth will be more important than ever as we rebuild our nation into a place defined by belonging, not by exclusion, he added.
The New York Times reported the news of the ads being pulled Friday.
A spokesperson for the channel told the Times 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.
Zolas chief marketing officer, Mike Chi, said a commercial featuring a heterosexual couple kissing was approved by the channel.
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Buttigieg is running for Supreme Moral Authority in the Western World. Hope he loses big.
Oh, shaddup, butt gig
It’s not censoring. It’s a company that listens to the majority of its viewers.
Mayor Pete needs to realize normal people have had enough from letter people. I pray the backlash will intensify.
Hallmark is a business, Buttboy, and the vast majority of people who watch its shows are justifiably repulsed by overt faggotry.
Is there some sort of rule you need one of every culture, one of ever danged sex( according to the left) and have to have a woman killing fifty airborne rangers?
Buttplug does not know what “censor” means.
Sit down, Rambutt.
Unfortunately, in that industry, their lifeblood is advertising, there will be a lot of pressure for companies to pull ads from The Hallmark Channel.
He is all for social media censoring conservatives. Typical fascist.
Viewers mean squat, if you don't get advertising.
You summed it up perfectly in just two sentences.
An advertiser will listen to what’s going on and if the majority of people watching do not like gay/lesbian stuff they will let them know.
There are hundreds of channels of trash available every day.
Amen. Dear Pete, MYOB.
Hallmark’s advertisers don’t want the youth market. There’s nothing the punks can do. No one cares.
Pete, were not at all interested in your disgusting perversion.
I don’t suppose he sees the irony in forcing me to accept his definition of family while denying me my right to have my own belief in a husband/wife family.
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