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Hilton Ad Showing Gay Couple In Bed Sends AFA Into Conniption

“If Hilton had advertised two men playing tennis, cards or having lunch, that would have been reasonable."

With a reaction that likely surprises no one, the leaders of the anti-LGBT American Family Association are losing their minds over seeing an ad for Hilton hotels that features two men in bed together.

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The AFA found the ad in a copy of Travel + Leisure magazine, and quickly put out a statement on their website to reprimand the company.

“Hilton Worldwide shocked readers by placing a full-page ad that featured two men in bed together,” the post reads. “If Hilton had advertised two men playing tennis, cards or having lunch, that would have been reasonable.”

Travel and Leisure isn’t a gay-specific magazine sent directly to homosexual’s [sic] homes,” the AFA added. “It’s a widely distributed mainstream publication that can be found in many public places such as doctors’ or auto repair waiting rooms.”

A Hilton spokesperson responded to the complaints by defending the advertisement.

“Hilton Worldwide is a global company of diverse cultures serving diverse guests,” the spokesperson said. “We are proud to depict and reflect our guest diversity in our advertising.”

The AFA has demanded to have a meeting with Hilton representatives to insist that ads are more “family-friendly” from now on.

h/t: LGBTQ Nation

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