This is pretty ridiculous.
After Pretty Little Liars debuted their first 'out of the closet' moment with Emily Fields, the Florida Family Association launched an anti-gay campaign.
The campaign called out to advertisers, asking them to pull their sponsorship because the show's romantic woman on woman relationship correlates "irresponsible imagery."
The FFA didn't stop there, they continued, saying:
[They're] using salacious and glamorizing scenes portraying young, pretty women as lesbians, sends the wrong message to these young girls, a message that reinforces and legitimizes this homosexual lifestyle in a manner that could affect these young girls' sexual identity for a lifetime.
We all knew they were homophobes, but that first line about "portraying young, pretty women as lesbians" makes us think they don't even believe pretty women can be lesbians. That's just downright ignorant.
Since the petition began, REMAX Realty has pulled their ads as well as General Mills.
In an email from General Mills to the FFA, Director of Consumer Services Jeff Hagen wrote:
We have investigated this matter and confirmed that our advertising did air as you have reported. We have informed ABC Family Channel and our agencies that Pretty Little Liars is not a program that we will sponsor. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Ugh. Well there goes our love for Cascadian Farm cereal!
While we don't think the popular show will go off the air because of this mess, it's still a sad situation.
You're going to throw a fit over a lesbian? Really, Florida Fam? THAT's the part of this show you don't want influencing your children?
Ooooh, goodness! These parents have no clue, do they?
Tags: antigay campaign, emily fields, florida family association, general mills, homophobic associations, lesbian character, pretty little liars, remax realty