Same-Sex Parents Attacked After Appearing In McCain Fries Commercial

"We’re proud of our little family and we have nothing to be ashamed of."

A gay couple recently appeared in a commercial for Canadian company McCain, one of the largest producers of frozen french fries in the world. But now Lee and Mat Samuels-Camozzi say they’ve been targeted with hate by homophobes.

Lee and Mat appeared with 19-month-old son Carter in the spot, which highlights different types of families. Despite the ad’s powerful, positive message, the couple has received many hateful comments since it began to air.

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“One of the most hurtful compared us to perverts, saying, ’Whatever next, society accepting pedophiles?'” Lee told the Daily Record. “We are shocked this kind of attitude exists in the 21st century. We’re proud of our little family and we have nothing to be ashamed of.”

After being attacked by strangers claiming the ad was “ramming” gay relationships down their throats, the Samuels-Camozzis had to make their Facebook profiles private. The comments on YouTube are just as vicious: One man wrote, “I have no problem with gays but the shit shouldn’t be celebrated. Nature teaches us it’s unnatural so does the Bible.”

Another threw in a bigoted comment about mixed-race families appearing in the spot.

“Let’s all mix our kids up [and] turn our people into Africans—destroy culture, history, heritage. Chop our dicks off, dress boys in skirts, girls in trousers… This degenerative propaganda piece is in all media advertising.. welcome to the looney left’s brainwashing machine.”

Funny, we just see a sweet commercial for frozen potatoes.
 

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