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London Assembly Member Tom Copley: Tesco Gay Best Friend inflatable doll ‘reinforces stereotypes’

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  1. de Villiers 27 Sep 2013, 7:26pm

    Equally offensive is that the word gay was written with an asterisk to read “g*y” as if the word requires to be censored.

    1. de Villiers 27 Sep 2013, 7:26pm

      I say offensive – I probably mean stupid.

  2. I’ve never asterisked myself. Have you? Vote up for no, down for yes.

  3. I’m not interested in defying stereotypes. I’m just going to be my fabulous gay self. If other people generalise based on stereotypes, that’s not my problem; they’re idiots.

  4. Get a life and have some fun . . .

    Now – where can I purchase my own g*y blow up doll for new year gifts ? . . .

    http://www.rainbow-citizen.com

  5. common sense 28 Sep 2013, 1:39am

    Since when did we all become so pofaced? My reaction to the tesco doll was to laugh out loud and I guess that is what most people will do.

  6. No doubt the company will do a whole range of inflatable stereotypes: Jewish, black, Pakistani, etc. because minorities are so hilarious…or is it all so 1970s.

    1. The company also does an inflatable Jesus, Buddha and nuns amongst others since you asked http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toyday-Traditional-Classic-Toys-Jesus/dp/B00114WHD2/

      I don’t see any Christians complaining and they are first off the mark. Lighten up!

  7. It’s not a stereotype, it’s a caricature. Loosen up! What a blinkered, dreary world we are heading towards.

    1. A caricature of a group of people is a stereotype, though I kind of agree that maybe we are taking things too seriously and, as a result, heading towards a dreary world. However there was no excuse for the asterisk in gay.

  8. There is also a “grow your own gay best friend” novelty item for sale on ebay, looks like it’s manufactured by the same outfit maybe.
    Grows 600%, gives advice on hair and style etc.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grow-Your-Own-Gay-Best-Friend-Adult-Novelty-Grows-600-/380470453195?pt=UK_Toys_Games_Games&hash=item5895ce63cb

  9. I’m surprised they didn’t use the term ‘H*m*s*x*a*’ instead of the outrageously offensive term ‘G*Y’

    What utt*r bollox.

  10. Talk about reinforcing sterotypes….’pink news’ :/ hmmm

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