Complaints received over Canadian anti-homophobia commercials

anti-homophobia-campaignNine complaints have already been received regarding the controversial new anti-homophobia advertising campaign in Quebec.

Two new TV commercials began screening earlier this month as part of the $7 million five-year campaign that aims to eliminate discrimination towards homosexuals.

The ads feature two couples going about their day before it is revealed at the end of the commercial that both couples are gay, when they share a kiss. A question is then posed: “Does this change the way you thought 20 seconds ago?”

Provincial government has received nine written complaints regarding the commercials so far.

“The tone of the complaints [was that] many were jolted by the sight of two men or two women kissing in a government advertisement,” spokesman Paul-Jean Charest told the CBC.

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