20,000 People Sign Petition Complaining Against LGBT Creme Egg Advert
In news we can't believe we're reporting in 2021, 20,000 people have had the audacity to sign a petition calling for a Cadbury's Creme Egg advert, which features two men kissing, to be banned.
We may be in a pandemic, but bigots still have the energy to be bigoted.
The advert features real-life couple Callum Sterling and Dale K Sterling, who put a Creme Egg between their lips before the chocolate snack cracks, and the fondant seeps out.
While the advert was praised and applauded by the vast majority (as it should be) for being inclusive, thousands of others have since put their name to a petition calling for the commercial to be pulled - claiming the scene is "offensive" and "sexually objectifies."
"By choosing to feature a same-sex couple, Cadbury's are clearly hoping to cause controversy and escape criticism, by claiming that any objections must be rooted in 'homophobia', but members of the LGBT community have also expressed their dislike of this campaign," the petition claims.
"Cadbury's should not be seeking to hide under cover of LGBT rights to conduct a campaign which sexually objectifies individuals.
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"If the couple in question were heterosexual, the advertisement would likely be prohibited, given the sexually explicit and graphic nature of the kiss."
The petition then claims that, because Creme Eggs are an Easter product, the advert is offensive to those of the Christian faith.
"Cadbury's are well aware of the religious significance of Easter," it continues. "Therefore, they are trying to cause gratuitous offence to members of the Christian community during the most important feast in their calendar."
A spokesperson from Cadbury told Tyla: "Cadbury has always been a progressive brand that spreads a message of inclusion, whether it is through its products or brand campaigns. We are proud of our Golden Goobilee advert which celebrates the many ways that everyone can enjoy a Cadbury Creme Egg. To illustrate this and showcase the joy our products bring, a clip of a real life couple sharing a Cadbury Creme Egg was included in the advert."
The advert is in honour of the Crème Egg's 50th anniversary. The advert celebrates 'five delicious decades' of the different ways the Creme Egg can be eaten, from its use in baking to the debate between licking or biting.
Cadbury's has also revealed it had hidden 200 gold-covered Creme Eggs in shops across the UK which could be worth £5,000 to anyone who finds them.
Featured Image Credit: Cadbury's
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