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Hallmark APOLOGIZES for pulling ad-

• by AP

Hallmark Cards CEO Mike Perry announced Sunday that the commercials for wedding planning site Zola will be reinstated

The reinstatement comes days after the ads featuring a lesbian wedding were pulled following a complaint from conservative group One Million Moms

'The Crown Media team has been agonizing over this decision as we've seen the hurt it has unintentionally caused,' Perry said in a statement

'Said simply, they believe this was the wrong decision,' he added. 'We are truly sorry for the hurt and disappointment this has caused'  

Hallmark was facing some bitter criticism on social media over its initial decision to pull the ads

The hashtag #BoycottHallmark was trending at one point on Twitter, and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner assailed the decision