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Hallmark Under Fire For Dropping 'Gay' From Christmas Lyric

Nov 1, 2013
Originally published on November 1, 2013 5:46 am
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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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.