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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 08:50 PM

Russian gay family in controversial ad flee to Spain after threats

Also: Russian food firm VkusVill triggers row over lesbian family ad (BBC)

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Source: The Guardian

Russian gay family in controversial ad flee to Spain after threats

Lesbian couple faced hate campaign after supermarket chain VkusVill called the promotion ‘a mistake’

Andrew Roth in Moscow
Thu 5 Aug 2021 19.07 BST

A lesbian couple and their family, who were featured in an advert for a Russian supermarket chain that led to a national scandal have fled the country after facing online abuse and death threats.

Mother Yuma, daughters Mila and Alina, and Alina’s girlfriend Ksyusha have said they were forced to leave Russia for Spain after they featured in an ad in which they said they enjoyed VkusVill’s onigiri rice balls and hummus.

“Unfortunately, due to the complicated situation with VkusVill, we have been left without work and without a home,” wrote daughter Mila on Instagram, posting a picture from a balcony in Spain.

“Right now me and my family very much need to get settled in Barcelona. It’s a difficult time for us and we need friends,” she continued. “Maybe the friends of your friends or their friends can help us start our new life in Barcelona.”

The ad met with a conservative backlash in Russia, which passed a law in 2013 banning “gay propaganda”. VkusVill quickly pulled the advertisement and replaced it with one that featured heterosexual families. It issued a public apology and said the original ad “hurt the feelings of a large number of our customers and employees”.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/05/russian-gay-family-in-controversial-ad-flee-to-spain-after-threats


The food retailer removed this photo of a lesbian family from its website (VkusVill.ru)

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Source: BBC

Russian food firm VkusVill triggers row over lesbian family ad

5 July 2021

Russian health food chain VkusVill has triggered a storm of criticism on social media for posting an online advertisement showing a lesbian family, then removing it and apologising.

There was anger from those for and against the ad, which ran on VkusVill's website under the slogan "Recipes for family happiness".

The firm said the ad was intended for people aged 18 and above.

Russia bans any content deemed to be spreading gay "propaganda" to minors.

In addition to that 2013 law, Russia bans gay marriage and adoption by gay couples.

Instead of the photo showing the family group - mother Yuma, daughters Mila and Alina, and Alina's girlfriend Ksyusha - VkusVill now shows a traditional family under the same slogan. VkusVill translates into English as "Tasteville"

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57720890

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 08:56 PM

1. hurt the feelings of a large number of bigots

shame on ViusVill; better they would say nothing than to cave in to bigotry

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:00 PM

2. Russia is such a shithole!

I'm glad this family got out of there and I hope they make a happy life in Barcelona. I think it's a pretty liberal city, wouldn't mind living there myself!

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Response to Haggard Celine (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:46 PM

3. говно белые супремисты любят

Translation: shithole white supremists love

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 10:15 AM

4. Bravo to Spain for taking them n! n/t

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