HGTV is the small screen destination for shows about flipping, flopping and many different kinds of home renovations.
But it’s also been the destination for quite a few scandals over the years.
From huge brawls to questions over the treatment of gay individuals, we run down controversial incidents that have plagued HGTV executives and stars below…
1. A Stunning Separation
Christina and Tarek El Moussa seemed like a happy couple, with two cute kids. But click on the above headline to read how an incident with a gun led to a separation, talk of sex with a nanny and A LOT more.
2. A Feud with Fixer Upper?
Chip and Joanna Gaines host Fixer Upper. Viewers adore this cute couple. But they came under fire after a Buzzfeed article pointed out that the series has not only never featured a gay couple, but that the pastor at the church these two attend is strongly against gay marriage and seems to think homosexuals can be made into heterosexuals.
3. More LGBT Trouble
In 2014, the network also pulled the plug on the program “Flip It Forward” in the middle of production after it was uncovered that the hosts, David and Jason Benham, were REALLY anti-gay. A video actually surfaced online of David talking about “homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation,” as you can read more about by CLICKING THE ABOVE HEADLINE.
4. House Hunters is STAGED!
This is really not shocking. But, in 2012, one of the ex-home buyers featured on the program said her while experience was simply made by producers. Nothing we saw was real. In a statement addressing the controversy, the network even admitted to “managing certain production and time constraints.”
5. A Property Brothers BRAWL!
In 2016, Jonathan Scott – one handsome half of the sibling duo behind Property Brothers – was thrown out of a North Dakota bar in 2016 because he got into a fight with the bouncer when his drink was taken away at closing time.
6. Flip or Flop Stars Flop
More drama from Christina and Tarek El Moussa, on the professional front: According to many attendees for October 2016 classes from the couple on how to flip houses, the El Moussas did not show up in person, leading to the the classes quickly devolving into a sales pitch for other of the couple’s products.