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1family Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

LGBT

Very sad to see that you caved to the LGBT community, you will lose more than what you think you might gain. looks like Holiday DVD sales will see a spike in business due to your decision.
NTin Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

New direction

We love watching the Hallmark channels and movies because Hallmark has been the last refuge for those of us who are highly offended when blindsided with homosexuality while watching other networks. It was always a comfort to know that we could relax, enjoy the show and not worry about being confronted with objectionable content.

If Hallmark management feels the need to change their programming to be "inclusive" then there will be nothing setting them apart from the other networks so we will unsubscribe to all Hallmark channels and streaming services.

Maybe CEO Mike Perry should worry about the "hurt and disappointment" he will cause the majority of Hallmark viewers rather than the shrill vocal minority.
Dennis55 Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

going gay

I have always trusted the Hallmark channel to be above reproach. I have always entrusted you to provide programming for which I can let my kids watch without having to worry about them seeing the trash that appears on most channels that play modern movies. I don't even have to tell you the things I'm talking about but in case I must; it's the recent references to gay marriage, homosexuality, and who knows what comes next. It appears that Hallmark will now become what other stations have long ago become.

I will now have to remove you from the list of channels that my kids are allowed to access on Dish Network. I can no longer trust you to help me develop moral character in my children......that my friends is sad, very very sad.

Dennis
[email protected] Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Discrimination by Hallmark

As a gay "Hispanic" American and God-believing spiritual individual, I am happy the advertisement with the same-sex wedding couple was NOT REMOVED. I am happy this attention is being brought to the Hallmark network because I wrote in last year regarding the lack of minorities on their so-called Holiday "real-life experience" feel-good shows. So, I already have a problem with the network not reflecting the true color of our world, so add this to the list of Hallmark discrimination. Most of the lead character stories seem to cast or follow White characters with minorities playing secondary roles and/or every once in a while a black family storyline. There are so many other families and holiday stories that should be addressed by Hallmark. One being the LGBTQ & Hispanic community Hallmark? As for the people who judge the world with such a long "morality" or "sin stick" - search your soul and work on being a more discerning, loving and inclusive human being - it makes for a better-educated world. And Hallmark, this is a wake-up call that people are watching the choice of stories you choose to represent!
kabo60 Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Hallmark values have changed

My family and I are so saddened and sickened that Hallmark has caved in to the LGBTQ community to start showing gay romance and lifestyle movies. The reason why we liked and watched Hallmark was because of the wholesomeness of the movies. Now you're just like all the other liberal channels. This will have greater repercussions for Hallmark among the conservative viewers than you ever thought possible! Your loss of revenue will be a result of this poor decision to go along with the gay agenda. It's time to take a stand for good morals! You can't have it both ways! We will no longer subscribe to Hallmark as a result of this decision! GOODBYE HALLMARK!!!
serave Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Goodbye Hallmark

My family has always enjoyed the Hallmark channel year round, however, we will no longer watch nor purchase anything from Hallmark given it wants to cave to the pc culture and aid the LGBT agenda. This lifestyle doesn't resonate with the majority of family viewers who have supported and watched Hallmark through the years. Undoubtedly, those of us boycotting will be labeled as "intolerant" or other pejorative connotations without recognizing it is the minority (LGBT community) that always initiates the first complaint of not tolerating those who disagree with them.

While I recognize Hallmark has become one of the new targets for the LGBT community to conquer, I am surprised and disappointed you are willing to sacrifice losing your loyal viewers and customers. I wish no ill will on anyone, including the LGBT community but am sorely disheartened that a corporation such as Hallmark is choosing to relinquish those who support family values as their foundation. It used to be yours too, Hallmark.
serave Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Goodbye Hallmark

My family has always enjoyed the Hallmark channel year round, however, we will no longer watch nor purchase anything from Hallmark given it wants to cave to the pc culture and aid the LGBT agenda. This lifestyle doesn't resonate with the majority of family viewers who have supported and watched Hallmark through the years. Undoubtedly, those of us boycotting will be labeled as "intolerant" or other pejorative connotations without recognizing it is the minority (LGBT community) that always initiates the first complaint of not tolerating those who disagree with them. While I recognize Hallmark has become one of the new targets for the LGBT community to conquer, I am surprised and disappointed you are willing to sacrifice losing your loyal viewers and customers. I wish no ill will on anyone, including the LGBT community but am sorely disheartened that a corporation such as Hallmark is choosing to relinquish those who support family values as their foundation. It used to be yours too, Hallmark.
Upsest Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Hallmark Movie Channel

I am very disappointed. I heard this morning that you said you had made a mistake by pulling the Zola AD. i won't make the mistake of tuning in to your channel again It's very said that you are siding with a 2% minority. Good luck with your viewership going forward.
kabo60 Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Hallmark values have changed

My family and I are so saddened and sickened that Hallmark has succumbed to the liberal view of the LGBTQ community. The reason why we loved Hallmark was because of the wholesomeness of the movies. Now this channel can no longer be trusted. There are plenty of other channels that focus on the liberal view. Hallmark was one that didn't. For this reason I will no longer subscribe to the Hallmark Channel. This decision to include LBGTQ romances and story lines will have greater repercussions from the conservative viewers than you ever thought possible. Goodbye Hallmark!!!
Upsest Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Zola ad

So disappointed upon hearing that Hallmark felt it was a mistake to pull the Zola ad. I won't make the mistake again of tuning in to Hallmark. It's sad that you are siding with the very small minority (2%). Good luck keeping viewership.
curtisb908 Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Hallmark Movie Content

I was extremely disappointed to learn that Hallmark/Crown Media has bowed to the pressure of a small minority of its' viewers to add back programming for the LGBTQ crowd. I am not particularly religious, but I have always enjoyed watching Hallmark for many years for its' wholesome entertainment. NO MORE!!! I will immediately cancel my subscription and never watch another Hallmark movie while you support this liberal crowd - they already have programming channels that they can watch without subjecting the rest of us to their sick viewpoint. Straight people have rights too. Curt
Nancy Rudd Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

LGBT

Gay ad really!! I tune in to hallmark for what Hallmark is supposed to represent. Guess that has changed. If this channel has faves to the less than .10percent of the population that is trying to control the world then I will have to turn it off too and take my business elsewhere and you will find your stores will suffer as well as your movies. We might just be a quiet bunch who love morality!!

What a shame.
Double Concerend Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

LGBT

My family loved watching the hallmark channel. You could turn it on and not worry about children seeing anything that would need explained and nearly every movie ended happy. Now you want to add gay couples to the mix! What is wrong with your head!.shame on you for even thing of such a thing! You say its more true to life....well, I for one will be change the channel until I get it removed from my Cabela service! If you were to conduct a survey, you would find that the audience you had was hetrosexual, not gay and you will not lose a lot of them? Marriage is met to be by man and women, not women to women or men to men. I suggest to read the Bible before you pull a stupid stunt like this!
letlet Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Ad of lesbians kissing

Hallmark, your channels were the only places we counted on CLEAN CLEAN movies and are and now two lesbians wedding and kissing? DISGUSTING that you succumb to the LGBTS and shoving it down our throats.

You are finished!!
prindattentine Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Your Ad

Dear Hallmark,
With your decision to advertise a same-sex "marriage" on your channel, along with two women sticking tongues down their throats, we have no choice but to turn off your channel and not buy your cards anymore. It's too bad you caved to the LGBTQ###xxxyyyzzz pressure to broadcast degeneracy to all other people. The only conclusion we can come up with, is that you are trying to corrupt the minds of our children. Well, we'll just watch something else or nothing at all. Oh, and we won't be buying the products of your advertisers either. Remember, we can play this game too. Haven't you learned yet that "they" destroy everything "they" touch...everything.
[email protected] Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Hallmark Movie/Ad content

I have loved the Hallmark channel, feeling safe there. Please do not bend to the demands of the gay/lesbian community. They represent such a small percentage of our population. There is no hate involved here. The majority of your viewership does have Christian accepted views, please don't change that because of a few outspoken people. Your loss will be more than your gain. Why is it wrong to stand up for Christian based values? I understand there needs to be respect on all sides, but different channels can have different agendas. It is futile to try to please everyone.
standupforJESUS Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

lgbt whatever

If you give into the lgbtq whatever, My ENTIRE FAMILY will boycott all your brands. This is a CHRISTIAN household. That actress you are wanting to re-establish your talks with is pushing her own agenda. Christian values are diminishing. My family is now considering ditching cable and using apps instead. Tired of lgbtq whatever agenda. STAND UP FOR JESUS AND NOT THEIR AGENDA. That will determine what will happen to you when you cross over. NOW ITS YOUR CHOICE!!!!!! You either stand up for him or well good luck on that. You can't be forgiven if you turn your back on JESUS!!!!!
jbd6214 Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Goodbye Hallmark

I am going to start bullying the BET channel because I am deeply offended that they do not represent me on their program. I am also going to start boycotting and bullying LGBTQ networks that do not represent my values and beliefs as well. Why stop there right? ITS ALL ABOUT ME.....RIGHT? AND IF YOU DONT BELIEVE LIKE ME YOU ARE A BIGOT AND JERK ETC. ETC. ETC.

Its only fair game to this ROTTEN Culture we find ourselves in when it attacks a Christian. Christians need to think like them or else. We need to be inclusive and bullied, just take it and shut up or else. Attitude of the left. But everyone else has no reason to be inclusive of anyone who thinks or believes differently Just us Christians if you talk to the left leaning nice liberals.

This is the attitude of the Liberal bully left and maybe we need to fight dirty like them. This issue and the backlash that has ensued clearly showcase what we all know and see everyday in this country.

I can have traditional views and still respect others but as you can see we have lost manners in this nation. Gone are the days were we could be different but yet kind and still be fellow Americans.

Sadly, the very reason I have watched Hallmark all these years is now gone given the path they have chosen. I have a choice to turn it off and will do so.
[email protected] Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Please don't cave

I've loved the Hallmark Channel for years and have enjoyed watching the movies. Yes, they are a good escape, but some have good messages too. I respectfully request that you not join the cultural wars and instead continue to air family-friendly programs. Please do not cave to pressure from groups that unfortunately exert a lot of pressure. You will lose a lot of viewers, me included. One Million Moms is not a hate group, and neither is the American Family Association. They honestly care about people. Please stand with the majority of your viewers, whether commenting or not.
Hallmark fan Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Why has Hallmark been successful?

I have lost count as to the number of channels one can watch on cable TV - in the hundreds. Our family, including grown children choses to watch Hallmark A LOT because - of nearly all the other channels, it has safe and moral programs and sponsors. That has been dependable and constant. Hallmark has enjoyed success because they have chosen programming for a large demographic that embraces that type of Christian and even non-Christian-but-clean viewing. Seriously now, aren't your income statements looking pretty good? Don't abandon what brought your channel success in the first place. I don't hate people that have those other values. Nor do I want to have to see their activities graphically on TV. Hallmark was my safe haven. As for anyone looking to view the other values...well, you have about 300 other channels to chose from. You know that. Tune them in.
If it's true that you have listened to your true supportive viewing audience and have pulled the commercial, then great. That is called good business as you listened to your customers. But shame on you for caving into politically correct pressure in the first place.
I hope we will be able to count on you in the future to continue to provide your particular brand of clean programming to a very large segment of the American public. If it happens again, we along with a large part of your audience will stop supporting you - as you have stopped providing a good product for us.
Tom345 Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Failure to Uphold Hallmark Values

William J Abbott
CEO
Crown Media

Dear Sir

I like many other deep fans of the Hallmark Channel are very disappointed in the stance you have taken.
You have caved in to the 1% of people who, quite frankly, do not even watch or are interested in Hallmark's movies and programs. You have given disproportionate credence to the 1% who dominate social media and forgotten the vast majority of your audience who look to Hallmark for family-oriented, non leftist pressurized programs. Not only is this blatant cowardice, but it is business stupidity and suicide.

This decision will only come back to bite you. In this day and age where giant companies fall and can be wiped out in an instanct, your lack of wisdom and careful reflection on your true audience has started your downhill slide.

I, like many other Hallmark fans will begin by cancelling our subscriptions. The Hallmark brand was built on the values and beliefs of wholesome family entertainment which are held by most American families. These have been distorted in the Social Media by those who diverge from these values and claim that they are held by most Americans. In your fearful attempt to avoid political controversy you have forgotten these values and beliefs which are entrenched in your brand, a brand that has now been tarnished by your failure to uphold them.

A company survives on its customers--a lesson that you seem to have forgotten by cowtowing to the 1% rabble who is so disproportionately represented on social media. Look only for the value of your brand now to decline as those like myself had turned to your channel as one of the last bastions of true family morality.

It is time for those entrepreneurs who have the courage, fortitude and resources to face down the leftist rabble to pick up where Hallmark has failed. Perhaps a reader of this commentary.

Leen
730resident Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Gay marriage ad

I think you made a big mistake by pulling the ad featuring a gay couple!!!! What possessed the people in charge of your network to remove the ad's???
Just because a large portion of your audience are bigots and so small minded and unwilling to understand that being gay is part of a persons DNA! The audience that protested so strongly are the same people who if they had a child that was gay would most likely disinherit that person! Or even better send them off to be cured with a bunch of religious zealots!

I for one will not be watching your channel any longer! In this day and age how small minded your channel is and how small minded your staff is!!!!
Buy the way, why are the majority of actors on your channel "white" people? I know now and then you put in a person of color!!! That is also disgraceful! I guess your company never gets out of there box..... They should know that there are many other races and religions in this world!

The majority of your viewing audience must be white narrow minded Christians!!!
Jifi Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Queers, homosexuals, gays

Shameful absolutely shameful, this is 2020 mankind has been around long enough to know what is right and wrong! The word of God has been around long enough everyone should know what Sodom and Gomorrah is! Sin is Sin! This was a wholesome family Channel, what did they do fire the moral guy? Some queer take over the company? The small percentage of people should not have a voice that's this loud! They have the ear of the fake news media and trying to throw their weight around! Shame on them! The message is clear it's wrong! Love Is Love! You Love Someone enough to tell him the truth! It's wrong! Hallmark should be embarrassed! And shame on them for producing a movie with such content! To bring this out in an ungodly World! Someone knew what they were doing! This was probably a deliberate Act! I will no longer be watching or purchasing Hallmark cards in the future.
vlewis1954 Send email
 
Dec 17, 2019

Ever evolving

I have loved Hallmark since it’s entry into the entertainment industry. Movies and television and commercials are mostly disgusting and push an agenda that is not family friendly or stand up for honest ethics, morality, and building up the described “family” God put in place: father ( male), mom (female) and children along with grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc... I was dismayed initially with the decision to show lesbians kissing endorsed by Hallmark but certainly not shocked because, after all, like every other entertainment venue, it’s all about the all mighty dollar. Hallmark has turned into John Kerry flip flopping all over the place trying to please everyone. My suggestion is to look at your base. Who made you a success? Stick to that group. Now that conservatives have backed you, they see an opportunity to force their agenda down our throats which is their end game. Hallmark has abandoned its base by embracing no standards for morality and endorsing the homosexual lifestyle. Hallmark has been tricked into climbing on the diversity train and as a result will lose the viewers who got the train moving. Sadly, I cannot be a party to that as I have to answer for my choices. Compromise is not a word used in the Bible. Last Man Standing may be my last best hope for entertainment. So disappointed. Take a stand one way or the other! I totally agree. I can turn it off and will. Enough of us do and we will be missed.
mikkidee Send email
 
Dec 16, 2019

Family Programming, NOT LBGT

You just couldn't leave it alone, could you? Now, you guys may have set a new record for sheer speed of spineless position vacillations by a corporation. The whole thing was and is pathetic.
Here's the deal: We used to choose your channel for "safe", family-friendly, feel-good programming so we don't have to explain sexual content to the kids. We don't want to see sexual content, whether it's straight, gay or whatever, either on your programming itself or on your advertising. If you are going to be just like all the other trash on TV, you will lose enormous numbers of viewers. You will lose even more for not deciding what you believe in and sticking to it.
We trusted you to be one of the few places of refuge on TV from moral decay. You have broken that trust. Then changed your minds. Then instantly caved in to pressure and changed your minds again. Pathetic. I'm done with you. Really bad move.

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