Controversy

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Fixer Upper controversy continues: Pastor addresses anti-gay remarks; Chip Gaines calls for respect

The first Fixer Upper controversy in the show’s four-year history continues to swell, as the head of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ church has addressed his remarks regarding homosexuality, gay marriage, and conversion therapy practices. Pastor Jimmy Seibert talked about himself, his church, and the Gaines’ membership in a brand-new interview; keep reading for his thoughts on the continuing issue.

HGTV, Chipper Gaines offer responses to Fixer Upper anti-gay allegations: ‘Do everything in love’

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The Chip and Joanna Gaines anti-gay rumors have been swirling for days, thanks to the controversial views of their mega-church’s pastor. Now, HGTV has offered a brief statement of support of the LGBT community, in an effort at clarifying matters. In addition, Chipper Gaines himself took to Twitter with a series of statements that didn’t address the issue directly, but appeared to assuage the fears of many fans. Read on for the two statements!

FLIP OR FLOP Tarek and Christina seminars under fire for alleged deception

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The long-running and highly successful string of Tarek and Christina seminars that the Flip or Flop duo have promoted for years is coming under attack from an unexpected enemy: their fans. Some disgruntled followers of the HGTV power couple are speaking out against Tarek and Christina, accusing them of deceptive business practices and claiming that the Tarek and Christina seminars aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

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Is Keeping Up With The Kardashians canceled? Fake robbery allegations complicate tidy reality narrative

Yesterday’s bombshell report that Kim Kardashian might have faked her Paris robbery in order to generate better ratings for the twelfth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians has spawned a host of controversy and gossip. Most prominent among the many rumors now surrounding the show is a question once unthinkable where the first family of reality TV was concerned: is Keeping Up With The Kardashians canceled? Read on for the latest, including E!’s official statement regarding the halt in production, and the specifics of the fake robbery allegations.

Footage of Donald Trump on ‘The Apprentice’ reportedly shows racial slurs, more ‘lewd and sexist’ behavior

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Just days after footage of Donald Trump describing sexual assault went public, a pair of television producers alleged “far worse” footage of the Republican presidential nominee. According to the producers–and several people who worked on the show–clips from his time as host of The Apprentice involve Trump dropping racial slurs and making female contestants cringe from lewd remarks.

Former Naked And Afraid participants raise new concerns about whether the show is real or fake

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Is Naked And Afraid fake? The “fake / real” controversy is something that every reality show has to deal with at some point; and survival shows, with their potentially death-defying scenarios, are certainly no exception. But a string of new allegations from a former Naked And Afraid participant–as well as a highly charged claim from a survival expert vehemently opposed to this genre of reality TV–has some viewers wondering whether producers are influencing the show more than they let on.