NEW YORK (AP) — The Hallmark Channel faced some bitter criticism on social media Sunday over its decision to pull ads for a wedding planning site featuring two brides kissing at the altar.
The network pulled the ads for the Zola website following a complaint from the conservative group One Million Moms.
A Hallmark spokesperson told the Associated Press the network had pulled the ads because the controversy was creating a distraction.
A BoycottHallmark hashtag was trending on Twitter at one point, and celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, William Shatner and Sandra Bernhard blasted the decision on Twitter.
DeGeneres asked: "Isn't it almost 2020?"