Lesbian mums were ‘edited out’ from international TV ads


The ‘Shot on iPhone’ ad was released earlier this month and devoted to Mother’s day including different videos with parents and their kids. The ad, set to ‘Because You Are Who You Are” by K.S. Rhoads, includes an image of mothers Melanie and Vanessa Roy with their two incredibly lovely babies.

In such countries like USA and Australia the ad appeared in original version, but in less gay-friendly countries like Japan and Turkey the same-sex family was omitted.

Many of the countries where the Roys have been edited out lag behind on LGBT rights – though its removal in France is baffling, given same-sex marriage was passed back in 2013.Apple’s openly gay CEO Tim Cook was recently hosted by Indian PM Narendra Modi, who has declined to repeal the country’s ban on gay sex. Section 377, the country’s colonial-era anti-gay law, was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 2013. Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party MPs have consistently resisted bids to repeal the law, and in March a private members bill on the issue was voted down by a vote of 58 to 14.


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