Gay Kiss Okay for Prime Time

Dolce Gay Kiss

A Dolce and Gabbana ad that features two male models sharing a brief kiss has been okayed by the British Advertising Standards Authority. The ad, which aired on TV’s “X Factor,” garnered several complaints (you know, uppity Brits and all,) but it’s still set to air repeatedly.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it had received 70 complaints from people who objected to seeing a kiss between two men at times when children were likely to be watching television.

Another 19 said they thought the advert was unacceptable at any time.

“We did not consider that a kiss between two men automatically made an ad unacceptable for broadcast or that the kiss was in itself grounds for imposing a stricter timing restriction,” the ASA said in its ruling.

Obviously, you can show us a Dolce and Gabbana ad with two guys kissing every day of the week, so now we need to go to Britain. We do have a message for the people that complained about the gay kiss: We have to sit through nothing but straight kisses so you can deal with one, okay?

Ad watchdog rejects complaints over men kissing [Reuters]