Cottonelle’s gay toilet paper ad draws criticism

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Cottonelle recently released a new ad that includes a gay couple but the 15-second spot angered some TV watchers.

In the commercial, one man is about to meet his boyfriend’s parents.

“Down there care from Cottonelle … down there because today you meet the parents,” the voiceover says.“So before they sit you down, give your booty a confidence boost with cleaning ripples that remove more at once for a superior clean and make you feel like the kind of guy he takes home to mother.”

The ad ends with the couple looking into each other’s eyes and smiling.

A few people made it clear to Cottonelle they didn’t appreciate a couple couple being featured in the commercial.

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Cottonelle took the time to respond to the criticism telling one offended user: “Being clean impacts everyone, and it’s an important step to feeling your best. Here at Cottonelle Brand, diversity is embraced in all aspects and we are proud to share a commercial that is representative of that. Thank you for reaching out.”

The company responded to another user: “No matter a person’s orientation, gender, or anything else, being clean impacts everyone. Here at Cottonelle Brand, diversity is embraced in all aspects and we are proud to share a commercial that is representative of that.

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