In what’s being called the “worst anti-gay marriage commercial ever“, an advertisement against same-sex marriage pretty much blows away any notion that fathers are adequate parents.
Two little boys fall down, one mommy rushes over. “Where’s your mommy?” she asks the one who is not her son, who seems lost and lonely.
Up walk two pairs of legs—men’s legs—and the boy looks ashamed and sad.
Sure, this ad is offensive because of its presumption that two gay dads shouldn’t be raising children. But if that’s not offensive enough for you, it goes even further… It’s not the presence of the two dads that is harming the kid, it’s the absence of a mother.
Why? Because these dads presumably can’t get down and hug their kid like the mom did? Because they’re men, they’re these harsh, imposing figures standing over their son, implying that child who is raised by a father—or 2 fathers—will live a cold, hard life.
What do you think of this ad, dads?