Aug 6, 2021

Snickers Spain pulls TV advert after homophobia accusations

Snickers in Spain has pulled a controversial TV advert that was heavily criticised for being homophobic. The 20-second commercial shows Spanish influencer Aless Gibaja transform into a bearded man with a low voice after eating a Snickers ice cream. "In the face of a wave of LGBTI-phobia, including attacks and even murders, Snickers can't think of a better idea than to create a trashy commercial that tells you that you are not yourself if you are effeminate," it said on Twitter. On Thursday, Snickers Spain said it was deleting the advert and apologised for "Any misunderstanding" it may have caused. In 2008, a Snickers advert that featured the A-Team's Mr T calling a speed walker a "Disgrace to the man race" was pulled after accusations it was offensive to gay people.

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