More than 25,000 people recently signed a petition that banned an offensive ‘Creme Egg’ advert that featured a gay kiss.
Just last month, Cadbury released an advertising campaign that featured two lesbian men sharing a kiss. However, when it went on air, people weren’t too happy with the end result, sparking outrage and controversy around the globe. Now, people are lining up to sign a mega petition that bans the advert from being aired.
Without a doubt, the Creme Egg is one of Cadbury’s most popular and well-loved products.Therefore, when it appeared on people’s television screens in the form of a gay kiss, they simply couldn’t handle it.
Moreover, media reports mentioned how the ad was actually released as a part of their 5-decade long celebration for the chocolate treat.
However, it seems as if the makers weren’t thinking out their promotion strategy straight. The ad comprises a real-life couple that includes Callum Sterline alongside his partner Dale Moran. Here, the lovebirds share an intimate kiss with a Creme Egg in between.
Some viewers did move ahead and praise the brand for incorporating inclusivity into their campaigns, others felt very divided on the issue. And for that reason, they’re expressing their anger by moving forward with its complete ban as it’s offensive to Christians.
The petition has gone viral in no time, receiving a mega response from viewers. It is posted on the website CitizenGo, which is renowned as a campaign website that usually incorporates conservative petitions. Moreover, it opposes the decriminalization of LGBTQ+ rights as well as abortions.
The website boldly mentions that the ad must be removed from every platform, describing the intimate kiss as a highly-charged act involving sexual provocative behavior. It also added how many members of the LGBT community also expressed their dislike for the ad and the campaign as a whole.
The petition also goes as far as suggesting how it plays an impact on the grooming of children, exposing them to ‘sexualized content.’