McDonalds Taiwan ‘Coming Out’ Ad Sparks Controversy

This is the McDonald’s ad that has religious groups in Taiwan calling for a  boycott on the fast-food chain.

It is about a boy coming out to his Dad, by writing on his McCafe coffee cup “I like boys”.  The religious groups say that the ad promotes gay issues.

The ad shows the boy’s Dad, seemingly getting annoyed and walking off, but then coming back and writing on his own coffee cup “I accept that you like boys”. As the boy now becomes emotional because he’s happy, the ad ends with “Let there be more warmth in conversations”.

Although the religious groups are very vocal, the Taiwan Ministry of Justice conducted a survey which found that over 60% of those surveyed approved of same-sex marriage. The ad has been viewed 1,600,000 times.



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