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Melissa McCarthy Pulls Charity From 20 Days Of Kindness Campaign After Backlash

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Melissa McCarthy has apologised for backing a charity that “stands for everything that we do not” and pulls charity from the 20 Days of Kindness campaign.

The 50-year-old Identity Thief actress has shared regret on social media for including a charity in her campaign that is anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ.

In a campaign that was aimed towards promoting her upcoming film, Superintelligence, it was highlighted that a Christian organisation’s CEO, Benjamin Nolot, has historically made comments against homosexuality and abortion.

In a video shared on social media, McCarthy said, “It has come to our attention that our 20 Days of Kindness, which is a mindless hub that we started to shine a light on 20 great charities, had one in there that… there’s no other way to say it, we blew it. We made a mistake and we backed a charity that upon proper vetting stands for everything that we do not.”

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She emphasised the fact she doesn’t support the charity in question and whether anyone was aware of the historical homophobia, explaining, “Because the answer is, no we do not. We have pulled it. We are so incredibly grateful for you ringing the bell and helping us be better. We’re sorry for our mistake. Oh boy, are we sorry for it. Can’t believe that we missed it.”

 

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