HGTV Cancels Reality Show Starring Homophobic Activists After Uproar
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. HGTV, America's third LGBT network, has pulled the plug on Flip It Forward, a real estate reality show starring David and Jason Benham.
Today's announcement comes on the heels of Right Wing Watch's profile of the Benham family's extremism.
Right Wing Watch reports:
David Benham, led a prayer rally — Charlotte 7:14 — outside of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012, which he told conservative radio host Janet Mefferd was needed to stop “homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation” and “demonic ideologies tak[ing] our universities and our public school systems”
He told Mefferd that his brother Jason joined him in organizing the DNC prayer protest.
The Benham's backstory quickly spread across the Internet and inflamed outrage toward HGTV for picking up homophobe's reality show. On Wednesday, HGTV took to its Facebook page to announce that the show has been canceled.