“While many are still reeling from recent revelations that Chick-fil-A has opportunistically traded the Christian principles upon which it was founded for ‘woke,’ pro-LGBT social justice causes, the head of the Hallmark Channel —famous for its family-friendly Christmas movies— indicated that Hallmark will likely begin to produce holiday films which include gay characters and themes.
Despite having built a huge audience by providing a reliable, safe refuge for family viewing during an era when even Disney offers a minefield of pro-LGBT programming aimed at kids, the head of Hallmark’s parent company indicated that ‘Hallmark is ‘open’ to doing any type of movie — including with gay leads,’ according to a Hollywood Reporter interview.
‘I’m gay, where are the same-sex movies?’ asked one of the interviewers during a Hollywood Reporter podcast. ‘Have you talked about incorporating stories about same-sex couples at Christmas?’
‘We’re open to really any type of movie of any type of relationship,’ declared Abbott.
The interviewer lamented that when she and her ‘wife’ visit relatives during the holidays, the TV is tuned to the Hallmark Channel 24/7 but the type of relationship she and her ‘wife’ have is not reflected in any of the programming.
The interviewer pressed Abbott about whether Hallmark is dedicated more to building a large, broad audience than it is to representing the diversity of ‘the society that we’re in.’ The CMFN CEO said, ‘In terms of broadening out the demographic, it’s something we’re always thinking about, always considering.'”