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23:20  13 august  2019
23:20  13 august  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream © bombuscreative via Getty Images

Magnum has been forced to apologise after its advertisement was branded offensive for comparing the “guilty pleasure” of eating an ice cream to gay people being imprisoned.

In the ad, heard by listeners on Spotify, a man talks about not being able to hug his partner for fear of being imprisoned, Pink News reported.

He tells the listener: “A hug for my boyfriend. That’s my guilty pleasure.

“Because in my country, just a simple hug with the man I love could send me to prison for more than 10 years.“

A Magnum spokesperson told HuffPost UK: “Magnum has a history of championing LGBTQ+ rights and Pride Month is a moment when lots of us celebrate progress.

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“We’re sorry for any offence caused by the advert, which aimed to bring awareness to the injustices people still face around the world.”

The advert provoked widespread criticism from listeners.

Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream © bombuscreative via Getty Images

In a statement released to The Daily Star on Thursday, a Magnum spokesman said they “wanted to remind people that what is considered a guilty pleasure isn’t always what you would expect”.

A recent Stonewall report revealed that one in five LGBT people in Britain have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last 12 months.

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Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream
Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream
Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream
Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream
Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream
Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream
Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream
Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream
Magnum Apologises For Advert Comparing Homosexuality To 'Guilty Pleasure' Of Ice Cream

EXCLUSIVE - Rage of Epstein girl's father: Jeffrey Epstein was 'evil', Ghislaine Maxwell must face justice, while Prince Andrew knows the truth... and has to live with it, says dad of Virginia Roberts - the girl in THAT photo.
Sky Roberts (pictured with daughter Virginia) spoke out after Epstein took his own life at a high security prison in New York - a day after the federal court released 2,000 pages of damning documents. He said the world is a ‘better place’ without Epstein, but called on the FBI to arrest Miss Maxwell over allegations she recruited underage girls for the financier. ‘Jeffrey is evil and got what is coming to him,’ said Mr Roberts, who once worked at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s Palm Beach resort. ‘He is not a good guy. It is an evil thing for a man to do that to a woman. ‘But Maxwell, she is really to blame too.

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