One Million Moms, the astroturf offshoot of the anti-LGBTQ hate group American Family Association, is incredibly upset by a commercial that will never appear on their televisions. The British spot is for Cadbury Eggs.
The ad shows people eating the chocolate Easter candy in various ways. But the gay couple who appear in the commercial for six seconds, they say, are “graphic and disturbing.”
Real-life couple Callum Sterling and Dale Moran went viral this month after they were featured in a Cadbury Cream Egg commercial. The two men share one of the chocolate treats as other people demonstrate other ways to eat the confection.
Monica Cole, the perpetually perturbed head of the group, sent a breathless email alert to her decidedly-less-than a million followers alerting them of the chocolate commercial that describes the men as “disgusting” and “gross.” The group uses the words by attributing them to random “Christians and non-Christians” who have commented on the internet.
The alert also quotes a far-right columnist who compares the men to dogs.
“This video is graphic and offensive,” Cole warns right after including a link to the video.
Christians who enjoy the yearly sugary confection should be upset “how the company celebrates the risen Savior,” Cole advises. Easter eggs are a leftover symbol of spring from the original pagan holidays that Easter replaced on the calendar. They have nothing to do with the crucifixion.
“A portion of each sale goes to help finance Cadbury’s social agenda that has nothing to do with chocolates and candies,” Cole warns before linking to a “petition” that harvests email addresses for their mailing list. Supporters are urged to donate money to support the group’s agenda.
Responding to “offended” Christians, Sterling posted on social media.
“I’m super happy this has all happened. The love we have received totally outways the fear based negative comments. Makes me proud to live in the UK and to have so much love in my life,” he wrote.
“And let’s be honest, I’m sure there would be half as many complaints if it was two ‘beautiful’ cis gendered hetero looking caucasian women. ‘I’m not homophobic but …’ nah mate, you’re dumb, and homophobic. At Least admit it.”