Hallmark Channel draws backlash for pulling ads featuring same-sex couple
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Hallmark Channel draws backlash for pulling ads featuring same-sex couple

Hallmark Channel has been criticized for pulling ads featuring a same-sex couple.Four advertisements for wedding-planning company Zola were removed by the Hallmark Channel following complaints.

Seriously?! Love is love!

“The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing,” said Mike Chi, Zola’s chief marketing officer. “All kisses, couples and marriages are equal celebrations of love and we will no longer be advertising on Hallmark.”

In a statement, Hallmark said: “The debate surrounding these commercials on all sides was distracting from the purpose of our network, which is to provide entertainment value.”

**UPDATE:

Hallmark has apologized for pulling commercials that showed lesbian brides kissing, and said it would reinstate the ads

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