HBO Max and actress Melissa McCarthy have confirmed they have revoked a $20,000 donation to anti-sex trafficking group Exodus Cry over claims the organization is tied to Christianity.
“We blew it,” said McCarthy, who stars in Superintelligence, a film that is linked to a charity promotion that granted the donation to the organization that has targeted the porn industry for its involvement in the exploitation of women and girls.
Melissa McCarthy posted a video to Instagram with the message:
It has come to our attention that our 20 Days of Kindness, which is something — a kindness up that we started to kind of shine a light on 20 great charities — had one in there that, there’s no other way to say it, we blew it. We made a mistake and we backed a charity that, upon proper vetting, stands for everything that we do not. So, I