Regarding the allegations of racism and anti-LGBTQ prejudice made against her and her husband, Chip, Joanna Gaines acknowledged that she is concerned. Responding to their detractors is the Gaines family.
The Fixer Upper stars recently addressed some of their criticism regarding diversity and inclusion in a thorough interview.
They claimed that they are making an effort to make their show more diverse and inclusive because they have heard complaints that it should be.
Chip and Joanna Gaines claim that they are committed to diversifying their show and ensuring that it reflects the changing demographics of America.
Joanna has been eager to discuss it for some time, but this is the first time they’ve addressed some of the criticism they’ve received in public. Joanna recalled, “tearing up a little, I sometimes ask, “Can I just say something?”. “.
They want to reassure their supporters, though, that they are still the same people they have always been. They say that they can understand why some people might have negative opinions of them.
“The insults that are hurled at you, like ‘you’re racist’ or ‘you don’t like people in the LGBTQ community,’ really get under my skin. I support the Magnolia Business Group, which also includes the upcoming Magnolia Network, in its efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. “.
Our organization values diversity, and making sure everyone is represented is one of our goals. This is best demonstrated by Brian Patrick Flynn, an openly gay interior designer and the host of our Mind for Design program. Audiences like designer Brian’s program because of his talent.
Since they don’t have any same-sex couples on their television show, the couple has come under fire. They received criticism for their $1,000 donation to Chip’s sister’s campaign. She opposes the current conservative polarization on the issue of critical race theory being taught in schools.
Even though Chip and Joanna Gaines haven’t made any comments in public, they oppose racism. The mixed-race Gaines family appeared with their kids on the YouTube series Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, which is hosted by former NFL player Emmanuel Acho, following the police killing of George Floyd last summer. They have promoted Black-owned businesses through their Magnolia empire as well.
Joanna has also talked about her encounters with the rise in anti-AAPI prejudice brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. She discussed how as a young child she witnessed her mother going through the same kind of hatred. She was experiencing it herself, so Joanna said, “She didn’t know how to help me. I used to say, “So and so called me that,” when I got home. She had to deal with the effects of the pandemic, so the influx of anti-AAPI prejudice has been extremely difficult for her.
“I know what it’s like to feel unwelcome and rejected. Nobody should ever feel that way, at all. “.