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I hope that most people who know me or who read this blog will appreciate that I am the last person to want to censor anything. I dislike censorship with a passion. As a gay man I am more than happy to accept the odd amusing remark, even sometimes rude remarks aimed at homosexuals if in the right context. I am not overly very fond of the politically correct lobby.
Having said all of this I was shocked by this advert for Lager. It is so blatantly homophobic. I can imagine children who are gay being deeply upset at the homophobia displayed as humour in this advert. It incites homophobia and justifies the crass remarks that perhaps passes as humour among some young men desperate to prove their heterosexuality. Can you imagine this advert being allowed if it were poking fun at black men, or Muslims or any ethnic community?
The advert is here. I have made an official complaint for the first time in my life to the advertising standards authority. I hope others will do the same. You can register a complaint