Joanna and Chip Gaines Say Accusations of Racism and Homophobia Are ‘So Far From Who We Really Are’

Joanna and Chip Gaines Say Accusations of Racism and Homophobia Are ‘So Far From Who We Really Are’
Despite their broad appeal, Joanna and Chip Gaines have not been immune to criticism about their inclusiveness. The former stars of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” and scions of the new streaming channel Magnolia Network, expressed frustration in a new interview at the accusations of racism and homophobia that get lobbed against them.

“Sometimes I’m like, ‘Can I just make a statement?'” Joanna told the Hollywood Reporter. “The accusations that get thrown at you, like you’re a racist or you don’t like people in the LGBTQ community, that’s the stuff that really eats my lunch — because it’s so far from who we really are. That’s the stuff that keeps me up.”

In the past, even though the couple has been linked to several associates who have espoused racist or homophobic ideologies, they have remained silent, preferring to stay neutral about controversial matters. It
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