Tuesday, December 17, 2019

TKC TUESDAY QUESTION: DID DOUBLE-EDGED SAME-SEX KISS OUTCRY RUIN KANSAS CITY HALLMARK CHRISTMAS?!?!



Over the past few years Hallmark has endured job cuts and downsizing thanks to the decline of gift card sales and greater consumer access to cheap Chinese sentimental trinkets.

Now, adding insult to injury, the company headquartered in Kansas City has garnered culture war rebuke on both ends of an LGBT debate.

Ew.

Again, our question is:

HAS CULTURE WAR PUSH BACK RUINED CHRISTMAS 2019 FOR KANSAS CITY'S HALLMARK?!? WHAT SHOULD THEY HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY?!?!

The no-win situation escalated quickly and it seems that the reversal of course has just made the situation worse.

Their latest reply has garnered even further rebuke from some Conservatives -- An important crowd among the last remaining folks who buy their corny junk.

Hallmark Affirms Its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Hindsight is 20/20 but this bit of crisis PR gone wrong offers a lesson for every business hoping to turn a profit in this divisive political climate that will continue to grow increasingly divisive into election season and beyond.


Kansas City 2nd Chance???

Hallmark has the chance to show it's authentic after backtracking on same-sex couples ads

After first bowing to pressure from conservatives, Hallmark apologized for pulling ads from a site featuring same-sex couples. Now it can take a bigger stand.


Culture War Double Take

Hallmark Channel's same-sex ad controversy hints at broader diversity issues

Hallmark Channel's recent controversy over pulling ads featuring same-sex couples follows earlier criticism that the channel's programminglacks diversity. The network known for feel-good Christmas movies and happy endings created quite the stir after removing ads that featured a same-sex wedding.


WRATH OF GOD?!?!

Christians accuse TV channel of caving to 'LGBTQ agenda'

The Hallmark Channel has reversed its decision to pull an ad for the wedding registry site Zola because it featured two brides kissing at their wedding. The about-face now has some conservatives, who had originally called for the commercials to be removed, venting on social media.


Licked By Critics

Hallmark removed a commercial showing a lesbian wedding-and the entire internet called them out

Hallmark removed a commercial showing a lesbian wedding-and the entire internet called them out.


Kansas City Apology

Hallmark Is "Truly Sorry" For Pulling A Wedding Ad Featuring Two Brides It Initially Said Was Too Controversial

Hallmark is apologizing for pulling an ad featuring a same-sex couple from the wedding company Zola because it felt it was too controversial and distracting. The move enraged thousands of people online, including prominent LGBTQ celebrities, and led to calls to boycott the network in the middle of its popular Christmas movie season.


Marketing Is Now Just Mean Tweet Prevention

Hallmark's same-sex marriage gaffe shows how social media is raising the stakes for marketers

Hallmark's rapid reversal on a same-sex marriage advertisement is a reflection of how rapidly the cross-currents of social media can change - and a lesson for brands on how responding to online feedback can be a double-edged sword in the age of Twitter.


Glimpse Of The Future

Hallmark Channel Apologizes, Vows to Re-Air Zola's Lesbian Wedding Ad

Amid pressure from LGBTQ groups and a call to boycott the Hallmark Channel, the network has apologized for its mistake when it removed ads from the wedding planning site Zola that featured a lesbian wedding, and it has vowed to begin re-airing the ads, according to a release from GLAAD.


You decide . . .

63 comments:

Mg said...

I think they handled the controversy as well as can be expected. If there was a mistake it was because they were afraid of making the wrong move from the beginning. Once they had a chance to think and respond carefully, they did the right thing.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Possibly,

They also needed better ad screening. Maybe refusing the ad politely in the first place would have stopped the controversy in it tracks.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^ WRONG!

Then they would have really been the bad guy.

They were targeted for a protest in order to put them in line. A company that still broadcasts Christian messages in this day and age is always going to be under the microscope. This was just a way of keeping them in line and letting them know that they are financially vulnerable.

Anonymous said...

They are being pressured to produce more LGBT content. That is the real story behind the story.

Anonymous said...

7:22: Who is pressuring them? Dear heart, Hallmark is--SHOCK!!!--in it for the money. If there were no demand for gay content, there would be no supply. Hallmark is making what viewers and, in this case, advertisers--you know, the people who pay to advertise--want. Get over it. If something offends you, don't watch it. There are a lot of programs I find offensive, but I'm happy to avoid them and watch something else. It's not like there is a dearth of viewing available these days.

Anonymous said...

It's all about money. Hallmark doesn't want to be targeted by the alphabet people like Chik-Fil-A.

Anonymous said...

The rest of the wedding night will be streaming on Hallmark's PPV XXX channel.

MKCC said...

Now THAT would be a streaming service I would gladly pay to see! Nice work.

Anonymous said...

Be tolerant or we'll put you out of business and tarnish your name!

That sounds about right.

Mbc said...

I don't really know if it's an "agenda" in the classic sense of the term. It's more like a way of life. The company was vulnerable to attack the members of the "community" seized upon it. This is just standard operating procedure and how business is done today.

The sad thing is that there is no place to run or hide. These kind of tactics are used against every business who doesn't fall into line with diversity and inclusion. It's the law of the land. Might as well get used to it.

Anonymous said...

Why in the hell is this thread still here. We don't want to hear any more gay and lesbian bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen two lesbians get mad at each other? I saw it at work. One of the most vicious fights I have ever seen. Took four cops to contain it.

LGBT KC said...

^^^ Got a mouse in your pocket? There is no we. Just you.

Hallmark backed down. They are now on the diversity and inclusion bandwagon. The only people who are against it are losers and they're getting left behind.

Just like you.

Anonymous said...

What should Hallmark have done differently? They should have showed the two lesbians naked in bed licking each other’s pussies. It’s not like they were the fat ugly lesbians we see here in Kansas City.. I think most people would be ok with that. Thank God it wasn’t two faggots kissing.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^

WRONG 8:06 First learn what diversity is! Second LOSERS are people like YOU who are so f'ed up they don't realize you can't have sex with another of the same sex. You have some really bad issues with yourself and you know it. YOU are PERVERTED and as DIRTY as they come. Unnatural and an abomination. EWWWWWWWWW

Anonymous said...

The women in the commercial weren't at all realistic. In real life lezzies are referred to as bull dykes for a reason.

Anonymous said...

I have NEVER seen Lesbians who look like that in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

I have a personal policy and that is to not purchase products of any company that advertises using same gender (it is not same sex as sex is an act) scenarios, like this. Take for example, Capitol Federal using two guys getting a mortgage, Cottonell toilet paper and now Hallmark as examples. There are companies that don't use this type of advertising and those get my dollars, including Chic-fil-a. You can make your own decisions but if enough people shun the products the advertising will revert to normal. Companies like Hallmark are pandering to a teeny tiny minority and those don't have the dollars to support those companies.

Anonymous said...

"Why in the hell is this thread still here. We don't want to hear any more gay and lesbian bullshit."

And yet you clicked and commented on it, 8:05. Really weird.

Anonymous said...

Well, I find commercials offensive where there is a white husband and a black wife! Pushing the decoloring of America, and no blogs about that! If you don’t like something, don’t watch it or support it, but don’t think your opinion is all that, it ain’t! Keep you opinion and offenses to yourself and stop the hatred!

Anonymous said...

^^Go fuck yourself, asshole. I will hate anyone that I like.

This whole thing was a setup from inside the Hallmark.
The place is overrun with fags. Always has been.
They have been biding their time and now they are jumping on the bandwagon with every other degenerate wanting attention.

Hallmark needs to fire the lot of them and hire HETEROSEXUALS to fill the positions.

Anonymous said...

See, if you let them get away with this, very soon you will have faggots kissing and it will ultimately end up with every commercial or movie with queers having butt sex, as if they were normal.

Anonymous said...

^^^And just imagine the creative cards that will result in.

Anonymous said...

9:27 (#1): So true. Just like every movie or commercial now features heterosexual sex. You really need a life.

Anonymous said...

Our lesbians are short fat and ugly with butch haircuts. They wear no makeup and their fat mouths are open. They can be found at about any protest. Gross, nasty things they are.

Anonymous said...

I see so many Diverse commercials these days there is hardly one regular white family anymore, so im offended

Anonymous said...

The HOMO gay Stormtroopers strike again. Gay activists progressed from, “We want our rights,” to, “We demand you recognize our rights,” to, “We’re taking away your rights,” yet it is unfolding now in front of our eyes. (Next on the list is that those who came out of the closet will try to put us in the closet.)"

Actually,they began with "we just want to be left alone" and "stay out of our bedrooms".

Gheys have gone far beyond "in the bedroom",and they're out reordering society to suit their mental delusions.

Differences of opinion will not be permitted or tolerated,and those who fail to accommodate,enable,or encourage their ghey delusions will be attacked and punished.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Exactly
The more the LBGTQ / Gay crowd try to ram their agenda down my throat (no pun intended) and attack Judeo-Christian values the more I despise them and the scenes that seem to be obligatory on every show. The propaganda effort and use of drag queens and genderizing children at an early age is repugnant, despicable, and part of the slippery slope that Justice Kennedy set in motion when he sided against the traditional family. Such a drastic change should have been the job of the legislature (e.g., civil rights act) I was for civil arrangements and against persecution of transgenders and gays but am becoming increasingly angry at what they are doing to society and their attacks upon Christians, organizations, and children.

Anonymous said...

Tired of corporations ignoring their customer to kowtow to the gay thug mafia. One cannot turn on the TV without seeing some guy kiss a guy or a girl kiss a girl. Even shows that should be 'safe' - wedding shows, children's shows, and now even the Hallmark channel. Gays have several channels on tv - they can have all the gay shows that they want, I believe that some are even popular - but they will not allow heteros to enjoy that very same watching experience. For the evil heteros, they must be forced to watch gay relationships. Hallmark, you should have listened to your actual customer. Now, the gay mafia knows that you will submit yourself to their every demand - and there will be many more of them. You won't add to your viewership - the gay mafia doesn't actually want to watch your shows - but, you will lose the viewers that had turned to your channel because of your wholesome programming.

Anonymous said...

It's a bad move by Hallmark. They're going against their target market to please people who never watch their channel. This never works out

chuck said...

Will isn't actually Gay, he just pretends he is, so he doesn't have to fuck that nasty, loudmouth, Harpie bitch Grace.

Anonymous said...

Hallmark - weren't thy here in Kansas City, printing Christmas Cards or something?
Whatever happened to them, bought by some Chinese Company, weren't they?

Anonymous said...

Homosexuals should be tolerated as such and respected in society - free from violence or discrimination in the work place. However, the homosexual is a minority and the homosexual lifestyle should not be normalized.

Sick of the Perverts said...

7:42 you ignorant slut!
It's the same assholes that's causing all these cities to adapt this loonie law give the gays special treatment ordinances. Any person who comes out as being anything LGBT should be required to register as a sexual offender. Any teacher who pushes the LGBT movement should be fired and as well be required to register as a sexual offender.

Anonymous said...

I have never watched Modern Family or Will and Grace. Not interested in having the homosexual narrative in my home.

Anonymous said...

11:11 as an openly gay male, I totally agree with you. We older gay men just want to live our lives in comfort and safety just like anyone else, we don’t parade around in tutus or fairy costumes and we dont force our lifestyle on anyone else. The west coast queers and their magazines keep the younger ones angry and militant. Most os us are very obscure and you would never know we are different from you.

Anonymous said...

Once again, thanks to Tony for keeping these folks on their computers and away from polite society.

Anonymous said...

Could all of this publicity surrounding Hallmark have anything to do with selling merchandise around the holidays and getting a TON of free advertisements?
As the saying goes,"Any publicity is good publicity".

Super Dave said...

^^^ I wondered that myself.

Anonymous said...

So they let the one percent of the mentally unfit push them around and then alienate the 99% normal people, sounds like a bad move for hallmark in the long run.

Anonymous said...

Now we don our gay apparel doesn’t mean what homosexuals think it means. It doesn’t mean for them to go swishing around wearing panties and dresses. There is no need for homosexuals to flaunt their mental illness.

Anonymous said...

How many of these gay bashers are religious fanatics, ie believers in mythology? Talk about a mental illness!

Anonymous said...

Did those ladies Instant Message with JaxCo's Merriam Hennosy on Facebook?

Anonymous said...

Well look at that. All the cafeteria Christians weeping and moaning about a commercial. Didn’t hear you bitching when lesbian, soft pornstar Melania and her tiny-dicked, celebrity pornstar raw-dogging racist husband strolled into the White House.

Yeah. Thought so, hypocrite. Shut your hole.

Anonymous said...

I'm just impressed that Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo found time to leave some anonymous comments here on our humble blog.

Anonymous said...

The two Mikes are real men. Go away faggot.

Anonymous said...

I am not going to judge anyone. That's God's job. he will judge everyone and be 100% fair and give people exactly what their correct measure of punishment is. However all his punishment dealt out will have one thing in common -you will be separated from God forever. You can escape the punishment, beat the rap, get off the hook- but nobody seems interested in taking the plea bargain God offers. Either you pay the fine or God does it for you. Your choice!

Anonymous said...

"Mim" doing hot chat on facebook again?

Anonymous said...

Dirty old woman never gives up.

Mo Rage said...


All the hompohobes are furious.

Anonymous said...


Democrat hopeful Mayor Pete Buttiplugplug campaigns on requiring gays be in ALL commercials.

Love for LGBT said...

I think the commercial was okay. Hallmark should have just ran it and ignored it. They messed up by going back and forth. The future is tolerance.

Think about it!

Anonymous said...

12/17/19, 1:39 PM
Talk to John Humphrey about her. He is proud to share pics of her,

Anonymous said...

is Jill Shackelford involved in this decision?

Anonymous said...

There is a huge difference between watching two beautiful women kiss and watching two swishing, lisping faggots kiss.

Anonymous said...

Those two are actors, real lesbo’s are fat and angry so.....

Anonymous said...

Actually they look like they hated having to kiss in the commercial, like its very very unnatural (it is) but they sold their souls to become actors and this is the best they could do!

Anonymous said...

2:04: Pay the fine? Are you selling indulgences? Inquiring minds want to know!

Bi Bi said...

Miriam Hennosy is a predatory lesbian on social media 3:52 PM. I doubt any man ever got an erotic picture of her.

But I hear she was was wild around 4 Freedoms, KC PRIDE and the Women's chorus as long as no one told about it.

Anonymous said...

^^^and I hear you spend all your time at the glory hole at the bus station. Word is you give sloppy head. Work on it cocksucker.

Anonymous said...

Miriam does guys too.

Anonymous said...

^^^^So does your dad. So?

Anonymous said...

This just in, a video from the Hallmark employees Holiday party. https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1206046224714829824