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Does this ad trivialize coming out?

Does this ad trivialize coming out?

A young man sheepishly talks to his visibly displeased father.

“Look, this isn’t easy for me, either,” the young man says, with knitted brow. “I’m sorry if you don’t like it, but it just feels right.”

“We didn’t raise you this way,” his father snaps.

“You must have known I was a little different,” the son pleads.

“Not this different,” responds his father, voice heavy with displeasure.

It’s a familiar tableaux — but it’s not what you think.

We first learned of this new commercial through Joe My God, whose readership seems to think the ad “trivializes” the coming out experience.

Do you agree? Or do you think it’s all in good fun?

(Or do you think it’s really just sort of lame?)



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