A day after Tesco was forced to withdraw two Halloween outfits after they were criticised for stigmatising people with mental health issues – PinkNews has learnt the retail giant has been selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll.
The supermarket censored the word ‘gay’ on its website in relation to a description of the product.
“If SEX in the City and Will & Grace taught us anything, it’s that g*y best friends are in this season,” the write-up said.
“We’ve had the manbag, we’ve had leg warmers and iPhone fever, now it’s time for the new craze.
“Although not much can be said for his own attire, your Inflatable g*y Best Friend is ready to give you fashion advice, tell you if your bum looks big and b**ch about everyone who doesn’t wear Jimmy Choo’s.”
The word ‘gay’ was censored on Tesco’s website
“He may be rather quiet, but one look at that smiling, Gary Lineker-esque face and you know what he’s thinking…”You go girlfriend!”
It adds: “Ready with an inflatable bunch of roses to cheer you up after any break up or bad day, your new g*y Best Friend will be at your side whenever you need a hug.
“An ideal gift for Hen Nights, Birthdays and Christmas stocking fillers, inflate your personality and kiss your worries goodbye with the Inflatable g*y Best Friend!”
The product is described as being suitable for ages 3-4.
PinkNews has approached Tesco for comment.