Last summer, The Marriage Alliance outraged Australians with a badly-produced antigay marriage commercial that ran, ironically enough, during a commercial break for “I Am Cait.”
This week, they’re back — with an ad featuring a flummoxed young professional who’s about to be unceremoniously hanged with a rainbow-hued noose. And right at her desk, too.
The copy reads: “Same Sex Marriage Increases PC Bullying In The Workplace.”
— Marriage Alliance (@MarriageAll) February 3, 2016
Australian MP Tim Watts is, of course, highly displeased:
While the Australian Marriage Alliance claims to speak for mainstream Australia and the silent majority, it will not disclose who funds it, or who who is a member of it. This is a group that regularly quotes data opposing marriage equality but refuses to disclose the sources for this data…”
You can watch his speech here:
Meanwhile, Twitter users wasted no time in voicing their own outrage and concern.
The Marriage Alliance’s hateful image is just a taste of the homophobia to come if the plebiscite sham goes ahead pic.twitter.com/pp1dawchdu
— Robert Simms (@SimmsRobert) February 4, 2016
Suicide prevention groups say the Marriage Alliance rainbow noose campaign may cause harm https://t.co/ptD5VaktFL
— OUTinPerth (@OUTinPerth) February 4, 2016