Gay Guinness?

Today’s Link

Ah….Guinness.  The drink of champions.  Also,the drink that has driven us crazy with all sorts of weird and wonderful adverts/commercials over the years.  The crazy dancing man with that infernal song, those horses in the sea, the whole “Guinnless isn’t good for you” thing, and now gay men and rubber gloves.

Today’s link takes us back to 1995 when a commercial for Guinness was allegedly banned/pulled because people couldn’t handle the fact that it featured a gay male couple.  There is some debate as to whether or not it really was banned/pulled or if the whole thing was a stunt or not.  But it still bears thinking about.  Back then it was a radical step for a company to be doing that.  In many parts of the world this kind of commercial is now acceptable.  In other parts of the world it is still not.  Equality is a highly geographic battle and one that we need to always think about.  But regardless, this was and still is a cool commercial.  And it features a semi-naked man in a bathtub.  What could be better than that.  Unless it was Gareth of course…..

Big love,

DMx

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