The Hallmark Channel, after initially removing a commercial depicting a lesbian wedding, has said it will restore the commercial to its airwaves, according to Fox News.
The commercial for the wedding planning site Zola was taken down by Hallmark after widespread complaints, which the network said “was creating a distraction.” Zola subsequently pulled all of its other ads from Hallmark, including the ones featuring normal couples, following the decision.
The far-left responded with the Twitter hashtag #BoycottHallmark, and the far-left group GLAAD released a statement calling it “discriminatory and especially hypocritical coming from a network that claims to present family programming.” GLAAD also demanded that Hallmark begin featuring “LGBTQ holiday movies.”
In a statement from Hallmark, CEO Mike Perry said that the network had been “agonizing over this decision as we’ve seen the hurt it has unintentionally caused. Said simply, they believe this was the wrong decision.”