You can almost hear the
harpies One Million Moms shrieking already — all dozen of them — when they catch sight of this heartwarming ad for Campbell’s soup featuring real-life gay dads. Ahead of the December release of The Force Awakens, the company that’s served chicken noodle soup to generations of families just released a half-minute long commercial for their Star Wars-themed soup which features a gay couple and their son. In the ad, actors David Monahan and Larry Sullivan, who are married fathers in real-life, offer Darth Vader and Chewbacca impressions to entertain their young son Cooper. It’s a lovely reflection on the life of a modern family and perfectly fitting the “Made for Real, Real Life” campaign.
On Campbell’s Facebook page many of the comments have been positive so far and have complemented the soup company for being so progressive, and Campbell’s social media rep even offered a Star Wars-friendly response to the first commenter.
Then things take an ugly turn when the homophobes, conveniently forgetting that Facebook is also a queer-friendly company, feel the need to vomit their venom in a public venue.
So far there hasn’t been a response from the Moms. Their official website indicates they’re still un-bunching their panties from the rainbow Doritos campaign (“This company joins the Christian bashers,” they proclaim), but stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the ad that will warm your heart faster than a bowl of delicious chicken noodle soup.