Hallmark Under Fire For Dropping 'Gay' From Christmas Lyric
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Hallmark says it was trying to be sensitive. The greeting card company sold a Christmas ornament, a tiny sweater with words playing off a line of a Christmas song: Don we now our gay apparel. They dropped the word gay. The ornament says: Don we now our fun apparel. This brought criticism from people accusing Hallmark of political correctness and anti-gay bias.
Hallmark says it was trying to avoid misinterpretation and should never have made the change. It's MORNING EDITION.
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