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French town removes image hinting at same-sex kiss

Parents demanded removal of ‘offensive’ jewellery ad

A jewellery ad that hints at a same-sex kiss has been removed from a French town after several parents complained that it was offensive and led to uncomfortable questions from children, Pink News reports.

Posters featuring the Chaumet ad, “Double Je,” which actually features a double image of actress Marine Vacth, were put up in Le Pecq, located in the western suburbs of Paris. After receiving “dozens of calls” from parents who said they did not want their children viewing the image, advertising contractor JCDecaux took down the posters, the report says.

Gay rights advocates criticized the move, saying they cannot be expected to keep their lives hidden because of parents’ discomfort.