Hallmark changes Christmas carol’s lyrics to remove the word ‘gay’

Complaints prompted the company to explain that the word’s meaning has changed over time, but people aren’t particularly satisfied with that line of reasoning.

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There are hundreds of Christmas songs. The vast majority of them are entirely devoid of controversy. That’s why it’s completely mind boggling that Hallmark chose to adorn one of its 2013 Keepsake ornaments with an altered version of the lyrics to “Deck the Halls.” “Don we now our gay apparel” became “don we now our fun apparel.”

The change prompted complaints such as this one on Facebook. Here’s what spokeswoman Kristi Ernsting told The Huffington Post about the change:

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