The pro-LGBTQ media is now giving advice to the Hallmark Channel on how best to redress offending gays after the network reversed their decision to pull a lesbian ad last week. Of course, it came as no surprise that entertainment outlet Indiewire insisted that Hallmark make a gay movie to prove where its loyalty really lies.
You’ve already bent the knee, Hallmark, but you’re going to have to kiss the rainbow ring.
Indiewire.com’s Jude Dry composed his best thoughts on how Hallmark should provide restitution for its LGBTQ fumble claiming that although the cable station “apologized for pulling commercials showing a lesbian wedding...a movie featuring a same-sex couple would have a greater impact.”
Right. That sounds like every ransom note sent to Chick-fil-A by LGBTQ groups before the chicken restaurant caved.
For conservatives, particularly One Million Moms — the conservative group that encouraged Hallmark to pull the Zola ad featuring a lesbian wedding — this adds insult to injury. On top of Hallmark distancing from conservatives, and apologizing and expressing desire for more gay ads after LGBTQ backlash, the media jumped on One Million Moms and other “anti-LGBTQ” groups, tarring and feathering them with smears like the SPLC’s infamous “Hate Group” label. Indiewire’s advice is again asking the once apolitical channel to continue thumbing its nose at conservatives.
Dry wrote, “But if Hallmark really wants to make an impact and show the LGBTQ community its commitment to inclusivity, it should greenlight an LGBTQ script ASAP.” For the left, apologizing is not enough and it’s clear that Hallmark must make a hard pivot left to stay in their good graces.
We could forgive the average consumer for seeing this as some desire to make things more PC — well, that is, if the outlet weren’t citing LGTBQ talking points from militant and domineering forces like the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to be persuasive. Indiewire cited GLAAD’s President Sarah Kate Ellis who claimed, “The Hallmark Channel’s decision to correct its mistake sends an important message to LGBTQ people and represents a major loss for fringe organizations, like One Million Moms.” Interesting, considering Ellis’ organization represents a measly 4 percent of the population, but demands 20 percent of TV characters be LGBTQ by 2025, for the sake of “inclusivity.”
Clearly Ellis is part of a very loud minority that the media allows to punch above its weight. Talk about tyranny of representation. Dry quoted her again, saying, “LGBTQ people are, and will continue to be a part of advertisements and family programming and that will never change.” Is that a threat?
It’s not hard to see what GLAAD and other LGBTQ groups are so interested in. Indiewire mentioned that Hallmark, “famous for its cookie-cutter scripts and cheesy, feel-good romances, has never featured a same-sex couple in a main storyline.” Uh oh, that’s a big problem. Dry featured a quote from Zola commercial director Lauren Sick, who claimed, “I truly hope that they fulfill their public promise to be more inclusive moving forward.” Yeah, considering how Chick-fil-A was forced to capitulate, Hallmark won’t have a gentle alternate course.