Melissa McCarthy has apologised on Instagram after supporting a charity that she says “stands for everything that we do not”.Last week the Bridesmaids actress announced that she would be launching a “20 Days of Kindness” campaign with HBO Max. Every da…
Melissa McCarthy has apologised on Instagram after supporting a charity that she says "stands for everything that we do not".
Last week the Bridesmaids actress announced that she would be launching a "20 Days of Kindness" campaign with HBO Max. Every day they are donating $20,000 USD to a different charity, and encouraging viewers to do the same.
The list of charities that McCarthy shared included one called Exodus Cry, a conservative evangelical group dedicated to "abolishing sex trafficking and breaking the cycle of commercial sexual exploitation while assisting and empowering its victims," according to its website.
Fans were very quick to point out that this charity is steadfastly anti-abortion and against LGBT rights. Exodus Cry's CEO once called abortion a "holocaust" and referred to same-sex marriage as "an unspeakable offence to God".
Two days after their announcement, McCarthy took to Instagram to reveal they were removing Exodus Cry from their list of charities.
"It has come to our attention that our 20 Days of Kindness, which is a kindness 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," she said in a short video posted to Instagram. "We made a mistake and we backed a charity that, upon proper vetting, stands for everything that we do not."https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHg6G7ugYi-/?utm_source=ig_embed
She thanked vigilant fans for bringing it to their attention and "helping us be better," adding, "We're sorry for our mistake ― oh boy, are we sorry for it."
Other charitable groups included in the 20 Days Of Kindness campaign include Best Friends Animal Society, Habitat for Humanity and Planned Parenthood.
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