Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Tolerance and reason takes another backward step towards oblivion in the UK.
An advert by Heinz for mayonnaise shows two men kissing, which naturally has led to nearly 200 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority (not many in the big scheme of things I know but in TV land, this is allegedly a lot and makes it the most ‘upsetting’ commercial of 2008). Now when I say kissing it’s more of an ‘off to work peck’ and the distressed complainers have said things like “offensive” and “inappropriate to see two men kissing”.
These are the times we still live in?
People getting all distressed by two men kissing, how offensive is that opinion? I’d bet it’s all repressed homosexuals and religious types (which could also pass for repressed homosexuals) calling in and getting all hot under the collar.
I forgot to mention the nasty mooted idea that children could see it and that leaves parents with awkward questions to answer, along with where do babies come from and why are we here. Is it me or can you not just say to children that sometimes, men kiss men and women kiss women and that’s all part of life?