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Is This Tunisia’s First Ad Featuring A Gay Couple?

This ad for Coby’s new Kyros tablet — which reads roughly, “It’s everything I love about him” — is supposedly the first national ad campaign in Tunisia to feature two gay men. Having never been to Tunisia, I have no idea if this is true! If it is, wonderful. But as Reddit user ptelder notes: “A Coby phone? Are we sure that isn’t a use of gay in the pejorative?” (While Arabic is the official language, decades of French occupation beginning in the 1880s, has left the language in use.)

On:           Apr 7, 2011
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    • Cam

      This ad, if shown internationally couldn’t hurt Tunisia’s tourism thats for damn sure.

      Apr 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael in Toronto

      Whatever it is, those 2 are drrreamy…

      Apr 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pierre

      It is not. It isn’t actually an ad campaign. The company says it was put on the website by one of their trainees who isn’t from Tunisia and they took it down because they said it hurts “the countries values” and so on…

      Apr 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallskin

      Ah cute, those oh-so-gay-friendly muslims eh?

      Oh no, wrong dream. I’ve just woken up.

      Muslims eh? So gay friendly.

      Apr 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      I would like to see these ads in mainstream publications, not the silly little gay ones with their cloistered mentality.

      Apr 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pete

      @jason: @jason: @jason:

      Like Queerty, that you read?

      Apr 8, 2011 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rodrigo

      Oh, how I long for the day when the Middle East is more tolerant…I mean look at all those gorgeous men waiting to be discovered!

      vraiment, la plupart sont très attractifs…

      Apr 8, 2011 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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