New Ad Showing Son's Bold Coming-Out Moment Shouldn't Be Controversial

This totally moving Taiwanese commercial has taken the Internet by storm for its message of love and acceptance -- or its pro-gay agenda, depending on where people are coming from. The 90-second spot features a son coming out to his dad over a cup of coffee, and his dad's moving response.

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The McDonald's McCafe commercial features a young man showing his dad something written on his cup, and what happens when his dad realizes what it says. For those of you not fluent in Mandarin, the translation is, "I like boys." Just watch to see how his dad responds to the news.

As you may have guessed from the tears and the looks of love shared between the two, the dad wrote "I accept that you like boys" over the original message. At the end of the commercial, a voice-over says, "Let there be more warmth in conversations." 

It's sweet, right? Maybe it's just me, but I don't think you have to agree with everyone's life choices -- however, you sure as heck should love your kids!

But not everyone sees it that way. The secretary general of the Alliance of Taiwan Religious Groups for the Protection of Family believes this calls for a boycott of the Golden Arches. Per AdWeek, Chang Shou-yi said, "Even if you want to just take a leak at a McDonald's bathroom, you can't help but feel polluted."

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Polluted by what? A father's unconditional love for his son? Give me a break. He also apparently said, "Because McDonald's [is] frequented by many children, it is especially important to oppose the promotion of same-sex behavior."

At least president elect Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan probably wouldn't agree with Chang. She has said, "In the face of love, everyone is equal." Gay marriage is still illegal in Taiwan, but with this kind of attitude, I have a feeling it won't be long before that changes.

 

Image via McCafe/YouTube

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