Let me start out by saying I tend to be somewhat of a Grinch myself about the Hallmark Channel and their 24/7 Christmas movie marathon mainly because it replaces my Golden Girls which I watch almost religiously because I’m weird like that. Don’t get me wrong, the fluffy, happy, smoochy movies are ok to watch, and since my 14-year-old daughter loves them I will watch with her, but if it’s up to me I don’t watch this channel much from Halloween to the New Year.
That being said, watching a bunch of frothy-mouthed rage harpies who probably never watch claiming they are going to boycott the channel for pulling an ad featuring two brides kissing makes me want to put the channel on out of spite.
This actually has me genuinely angry.
It's disgusting and pathetic that Hallmark caved to a mob of trad snowflakes and spiked a perfectly innocuous ad. A slap in the face to gay people everywhere. #BoycottHallmarkChannel https://t.co/ziTMn33ja4
— Brad Polum-ketchup-on-steak-bo (@brad_polumbo) December 15, 2019
Is it? Or is it a channel listening to their viewers?
You know, the people who actually watch the channel?
Unlike these folks:
How will I ever find out if the high powered business woman with a closed off heart will fall in love with the local handyman when her car breaks down in a quaint small town (with requisite gazebo) and it takes three weeks to fix it? #BoycottHallmarkChannel
— Andrea Serrano ? (@Razafirme) December 15, 2019
— Ryan Knight ?️?? (@ProudResister) December 15, 2019
Hallmark Christmas movies are like the Bible: a bunch of unrealistic stories and not a single mention of gay marriage. #BoycottHallmarkChannel
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) December 15, 2019
Then. Don’t. Watch.
This is simple.
The only people who are going to #BoycottHallmarkChannel are the people who were already not watching the Hallmark Channel. They were the ones already complaining that every movie is lame and the same story every time.
Now, enjoy this GIF of Walter Payton… pic.twitter.com/pxJypIkzrh
— 1970s NFL (@1970sNFL) December 15, 2019
Ding ding ding.
There’s practically only white men and white women on the Hallmark channel with a rare token minority fulfilling the role of a clown. It’s like some kind of traditional Aryan race lifestyle show that Nazi Germany would be proud of. #BoycottHallmarkChannel
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 15, 2019
OMG, this freakin’ guy. Nazi Germany?
Didn’t he lose his job for something really creepy and skeezy? Hrm.
But look out Hallmark Channel, he’s not watching!
HA HA HA HA
Damn those mass media companies and their…
— Allan Bourdius (@UnrealAllan) December 15, 2019
You know U.S. LGBT are bored when they make this big of a deal out of a family-oriented cable channel pulling an ad featuring a lesbian wedding.
Ellen tweeted about it.
“#BoycottHallmarkChannel” is trending.
Other countries kill LGBT, but this gets more outrage.
What a joke.
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) December 15, 2019
And there it is. Do I think they should have pulled the ad? Probably not (really, it’s not a big thing and gay people kiss and get married every day) but at the same time do I think it deserves ANOTHER boycott?
Some day these folks who boycott over everything will figure out that their boycotts mean nothing … until then I suppose all we can really do is point and laugh.
And watch the Hallmark Channel.