The CBS comedy Mom is abandoning their Emmy award campaign.
Instead of spending $250,000 advertising the show for TV’s highest award, show creator Chuck Lorre and Allison Janney announced Thursday on CBS This Morning that the money would be donated to Planned Parenthood instead.
Lorre explained that while in a meeting with Warner Bros. Television discussing the show’s Emmy campaign, he “blurted out ‘Let’s give the money to Planned Parenthood.’ And they took me seriously.”
He added, “It’s not a statement about the Emmys, we’d love to be included, but it just seemed like such a better way to put that money to work.”
The announcement comes in light of the government cutting spending and passing legislation that would block lower income families from receiving Planned Parenthood services.
“It makes sense because our show is all about women, and we don’t shy away from issues that affect women and families. And Planned Parenthood is such an important organization that helps give health services to millions of women and it’s in danger. The House of Representatives voted to defund it. And it’s such a critical time. It made sense that we stand up now and say something and encourage other people to donate to this organization,” Janney said.
Watch the full interview below:
[Via Hollywood Reporter]