Lesbian character on Pretty Little Liars fuels boycott
Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) is one of the main characters on the hit ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars and earlier this year came out as a lesbian creating quite the controversy with the Florida Family Association.
The conservative organization launched a campaign asking advertisers to pull ads from the TV series because of what the FFA defined as “irresponsible imagery” and it could be working because in the past couple of weeks Remax Realty and General Mills have pulled ads.
Is it related to FFA’s boycott?
A rep for General Mills told AfterEllen.com, “The decision is entirely based on the relevance of the show’s audience for our brands, not because of the sexual orientation of individual characters.”
Do you believe there is still a general backlash toward gay/lesbian characters on TV Shows? Do advertisers have the right to pull ads if they do not support gay rights?
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shante_micaela04 on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm
Haha Monica but no matter if the world is changing ppl r still stuck in 1930 where change is wrong its stupid and she’s so gorgeous i love her in that show hell ill date her
dchange on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm
get out of that hell ya i support her het out of that extra aweful character
Mertom95 on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm
It is incredibly wrong to pull from a show just because a character is gay. But if a company or association is homophobic, then they’re not needed there anyway They’re just hurting themselves
SimplyKekex3 on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm
She’s So Gorgeous But I Don’t See Why There Making A Big Deal About
Her Playing A Lesbian Character.The Show Is Amazing
freemisoul on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm
Who cares if she’s a lesbian? Gay marriage is now legal in,ehh-like 7 states?
Times are changing.So people need to get over it or eff off \:
katie1019 on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm
she is so pretty
Annihilate- on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm
Reading all the comments kind of makes me happy .-.
Monicaa_Love on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm
I Love Lesbians
Brittany_GoesRawwrrr on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm
I don’t care if she plays a lesbian.. this show is freaking Amazing!! i love this show!! haven’t missed an episode yet