HGTV Releases Statement Following Claims Fixer Upper Hosts Chip & Joanna Gaines Are Homophobic!

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Hmm, this statement doesn’t really address the actual issue at hand… at all.

On Thursday, HGTV released an official response to allegations that their Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are homophobic.

The statement comes on the heels of a BuzzFeed investigation which discovered the reality stars are members of the Antioch Community Church — an organization led by the anti-LGBTQ pastor Jimmy Seibert.

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While Chip and Joanna themselves have yet to address the controversy… the network decided to make things “crystal clear” about where they stand on the issue, saying:

“We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows. HGTV is proud to have a crystal clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series.”

Well at least the network is sticking up for what’s right!

Although, it would be nice if Chip and Joanna followed suit by denouncing homophobia as well…

Do YOU think the show’s stars should speak out??

[Image via HGTV.]

Dec 2, 2016 3:18pm PDT

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