Longtime HGTV personality Christina Hall is facing backlash from fans who are furious over posts she shared on Instagram last week that revealed her friendship with conservative brand Candace Owens, who was attending a viewing party for the new Series “Christina in the Country” the designer took part.
While Christina and her husband Josh Hall have supported Owens’ projects and social media posts in the past, many social media followers were unaware of their connection to the polarizing media commentator until Christina revealed it via her own social media account last week . While some fans announced their relationship, others were so upset about the former “Flip or Flop” star’s association with Owens that they have vowed to boycott Christina’s shows. Here’s what you need to know:
Christina Hall likely met Candace Owens through her new husband’s family
Owens, 33, who hosts a talk show on The Daily Wire, has made headlines in recent years for her bold stances and publicity stunts on hot topics, including her appearance with Kanye West, who legally changed his name to the Ye fashion show in October 2022, where they wore matching long-sleeved t-shirts with “White Lives Matter” written in big letters on the back, per CBS News.
owens moved to Nashville in 2020 and Christina, 39, bought a farmhouse in the area in 2021. Christina and Josh, whose family knows Owens well, married in early 2022. And although the couple’s primary residence is in Newport Beach, California, they’ve been to Tennessee frequently over the past year, settling into their family vacation home and producing the first season of “Christina.” in the countryside”.
The first of six episodes aired January 12, 2023 and features Josh’s sister Stacie Adams and husband Joel Adams as Christina’s first design clients in Tennessee. Stacie is close friends with Owens and the godmother of her daughterborn in July 2022.
On the premiere day Christina posted photos with Josh, Stacie and Joel on Instagram and wrote about how much she loves her sister-in-law and said that Stacie is one of her “top 3 favorite women”.
Owens commented on the post: “Stacie the BBBBBBBB!! I can’t wait to see them! Congratulations.”
Christina replied, “You know,” adding emojis of a fruity cocktail and a red heart.
On the same day, Owens shared a picture of Stacie and Christina from the show to her Instagram stories and wrote, “One of my best friends @StacieAdams is having her house redone tonight at 8pm on @HGTV’s #ChristinaOnTheCoast.”
Owens added: “Be sure to watch. Stacie is literally hilarious. The before and after is crazy. Christina crushed it.”
That night, Owens included a video and photo on her Instagram Stories from a casual home viewing party. In the video, Christina’s show was broadcast on a TV above a fireplace, while the photo showed Christina posing in the same room with Owens, Stacie and another woman. The day after the premiere, Christina shared both on her own Instagram Stories, surprising many fans.
HGTV viewers split over Christina Hall’s connection to Candace Owens
Owens’ comment on Christina’s Instagram post and the photo of them together on her Instagram Stories was quickly noticed by fans, including some who were happy the two were linked.
One follower wrote: “@thechristinahall if I didn’t love you before… now green light to show in TENNESSEE AND @realcandaceowens to see in your comments. Having @discoveryplus will finally pay off.”
Another replied: “@thechristinahall I love you more now that @realcandaceowens is a fan because I love you both! smart lady club”
But other fans weren’t nearly as excited about Christina’s connection with Owens. On her Instagram post, one person wrote: “I love your show but I don’t see Candance Owens in your comments. Bad looks, really bad PR.”
Someone in the HGTV chat room on Reddit posted a screenshot of the photo from the premiere party and wrote, “Christina Hall is friends with Candace Owens???” This post sparked dozens of comments from fans saying they were now boycotting her shows.
“Sigh,” one fan wrote. “This is incredibly disappointing. Won’t watch their shows again.”
Another wrote: “Yepppppp. That’s why I don’t watch anything with Christina anymore.”
Outlining some of Owen’s controversial positions and recent statements, several fans said they could not support a show hosted by someone who agrees with their beliefs.
“(Christina) is complicit in throwing her support behind a hate extremist,” one wrote. “It’s not like RBG and Scalia are friends. That’s a lot worse.”
A similar fan reaction came in October 2022 when Christina and Josh left supportive comments on one of them Owens’ Instagram posts financial support her documentary, “The Biggest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM.” When Floyd’s family threatened to sue over the film’s explosive claims about his death and Black Lives Matter funding, Owens threatened a counter-sue because of emotional Burden. loud vibe.
In a since-deleted comment on Owen’s post about the film’s premiere, as documented from Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Christina wrote: “We saw it last night, Josh and I are always so impressed with your tenacity and fearlessness. You are a real bada**.”
Christina’s comment, which she ended with a red heart emoji, generated 400 likes and many comments before it was deleted. A screenshot of the comments section posted on Reddit revealed that Owens replied, “Thank you very much! see you soon xx”
Josh, a former police officer, also left a comment on the post, which was later deleted. He wrote: “Candace, our family is proud of you and the work you do and continue to do. As Grandma used to tell us, there are too few chiefs and too many Indians. You, my friend, are a chief! Keep it up, my sister, by another gentleman.”
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