BY JAMES NICHOLS
Huffington Post Gay Voices
Anglo-Dutch firm Unilever has come under fire after an advertisement for South Africa-based Flora margarine (owned by Unilever) appears to equate having a child come out as gay with being shot in the heart. The advertisement, reportedly made by an agency in Johannesburg, depicts a bullet with the words “Uhh Dad I’m Gay” propelled at a heart made of china, with the phrase “You Need A Strong Heart Today” as the tagline.
The advertisement is particularly shocking given that Unilever owns Ben & Jerry’s, a company widely known to support marriage equality and rights for LGBT individuals. Unilever also, while not apologizing, recognized the inappropriate nature of the advertisement via the company’s Twitter.
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