Hilton Worldwide has featured a loved-up gay couple in bed together in a recent advert – and it has prompted indignation from the America Family Association [AFA].
The infamous organization has posted a story in response to the ad, which appeared in Travel and Leisure magazine, saying the idea of two men sleeping together is ‘unnatural’ and ‘offensive’.
The story on the America Family Organization website also includes a petition for readers to fill in and send to Hilton Worldwide.
In the post, which you can read in full here, they say the following:
‘Travel and Leisure isn’t a gay-specific magazine sent directly to homosexual’s homes. It’s a widely distributed mainstream publication that can be found in many public places such as doctors’ or auto repair waiting rooms.
‘If Hilton had advertised two men playing tennis, cards, or having lunch, that would have been reasonable. However, Hilton chose to make a cultural and social statement by purposely marketing the promotion of homosexuality to a large segment of the population who finds the idea of two men sleeping together unnatural and offensive.
‘So far, Hilton is defending its decision to promote homosexuality in the magazine and will likely take it further with other forms of mainstream media.
‘Hilton said, “Hilton Worldwide is a global company of diverse cultures serving diverse guests… We are proud to depict and reflect our guest diversity in our advertising…”‘
At the time of writing the post had 1.9k Facebook shares.