Tuesday 21 November 2017

Response to woman's complaint about Campbell's ad featuring gay fathers goes viral

The ad shows two loving fathers feeding their son soup
Credit: Campbell's
The ad shows two loving fathers feeding their son soup Credit: Campbell's

Sarah-Jane Murphy

In October Campbell’s released this adorable ad showing two doting fathers doing impressions of Darth Vader as they feed their son soup.

The ad divided opinion in America, with some saying it was "pushing a gay agenda" and others feeling that it reflected modern life and was heartwarming.

 

The comments made about Campbell's ad by a woman called Jess
Credit:Facebook/Campbell's Kitchen
The comments made about Campbell's ad by a woman called Jess Credit:Facebook/Campbell's Kitchen

 

Advocacy group 'One Million Moms' even called on its followers to boycott Campbell’s products.

Campbells ForHelp responded to Jess' comments
Credit:Facebook/Campbells ForHelp
Campbells ForHelp responded to Jess' comments Credit:Facebook/Campbells ForHelp

Anticipating the furore the ad would cause, a member of the public decided to set up an unofficial Facebook account called 'Campbells ForHelp' ,which is not affiliated with the company.

A woman called Jess posted a comment on the Campbells ForHelp Facebook page, voicing her anger at the ad and asking that it be removed from circulation.

The firey exchange between Jess and Campbells ForHelp continued...
Credit:Facebook/Campbells ForHelp
The firey exchange between Jess and Campbells ForHelp continued... Credit:Facebook/Campbells ForHelp

"I'm so sick of this homosexual agenda. You sell soup, but not sex!

"Please take your ad down or you will not have a company anymore," she wrote.

Members of the public congratulated Campbell's as to how Jess' comments were dealt with
Credit: Facebook/Campbell's Kitchen
Members of the public congratulated Campbell's as to how Jess' comments were dealt with Credit: Facebook/Campbell's Kitchen

Campbells ForHelp posted a witty response that received widespread support from followers.

"Hello Jess! It seems you have somehow mistook two men feeding their child soup as a pornographic film?

"My word Jessica. That is quite the leap. While we at Campbell's Kitchen take pride on being empathetic we are finding it hard to empathise with your vantage point.

"Would you just prefer we send you some of our classic tomato soup?"

However Jess maintained her position and didn't accept the offer of free soup.

"It might as well have been, the poor kid must have a terrible life. Imagine having to go to school and telling everyone you have two dads," she wrote.

But Campbells ForHelp weren't prepared to let the matter drop and replied:

"Jess, I would be more embarrassed going to school with anyone knowing I am in some way associated with you."

A screenshot of the online conversation was uploaded to Imgur and has been viewed over 519,000 times.

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