Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines are facing another trouble following the criticisms they received on their “sexist” scandal. Moreover, Chip was sued by a downtown neighbor for installing a gate that allegedly blocks him from coming on his property as the couple’s Magnolia Market Silobration festival is about to start.
Chip Gaines Faces Lawsuit
Just a day before the three-day festival’s commencement, a lawsuit welcomed Chip. Daron Farmer, who filed the suit, is a managing member of Head Properties. He is asking Chip for $200,000 to $1 million in damages and he also issued a temporary restraining order for Chip to take down the metal gate he installed on an alley in Webster Avenue, formerly South Seventh Street.
The dispute came after Farmer and Chip did not agree over parking issues. Farmer’s property, which he bought last July, is adjacent to Magnolia Market. The previous owner of the land had a lease agreement with the Gaineses that allows employees and customers of Magnolia to park in the lot. When the agreement expired, Chip put up a metal gate across the alley. Farmer reveals they did not agree over parking fees that he posted for Magnolia customers.
Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Fire
Another scandal is thrown at Chip and Joanna Gaines’ way as they were recently on headlines for their same-sex marriage and gay views. The two are hosts of Home and Garden Television network show Fixer Upper that centers on home improvements and renovations. Their personal life was thrust into the limelight, however, when a Buzzfeed article exposed that the pastor of the couple’s church is allegedly strongly anti-LGBTQ community.
However, not everyone threw criticisms at Chip and Joanna Gaines. In fact, many fans are still showing support for the couple by hanging magnolia wreaths to signify unity. Even a gay writer voiced his thoughts by saying that it is “no longer okay” to shame and mock religious people for their beliefs.
Regarding the scandal, Fixer Upper’s network released a statement that they are not discriminating anyone on their show. The couple asked for respect regardless of their decision in addressing the issue, which they were not compelled to speak about in the first place.
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