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Sunday, 5 February 2006

Complaints against 'gay kiss' advert in UK rejected

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected the more than 80 complaints lodged against a 'gay kiss' scene in a television advertisement from outraged viewers. One version of the advertisement for Dolce and Gabbana (D&G) showed a brief gay kiss toward the end, whereas a similar heterosexual kiss was shown in one of the other versions. In its ruling the ASA said:


"We did not consider that a kiss between two men automatically made an ad unacceptable for broadcast, or that the kiss was in itself grounds for imposing a stricter timing restriction."

- a sensible and balanced judgment in my opinion, and not before time. Oh, and now I must just go and splash on some more D&G cologne ...

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