Wednesday, June 25, 2008

No gayo for you!

Sad but unsurprising: Heinz pulled the mayo ad featuring a gay couple kissing (see below) and issued a sheepish apology. The ad was canceled just a week into its planned five week run in the UK after 200 viewers complained it was offensive. An online petition has been launched (4630 signatures and counting) urging Heinz to bring back the campaign.

If you are straight, please stop and imagine for a few seconds that you live in a world where kissing the person you love in public could inspire outrage, disgust, even violence. That's the world where I wake up every day.

Listening to: Millie Jackson - Sho Nuff Danjus