Coca-Cola drops pro-gay ad campaign in Hungary after boycott backlash

Aug 21, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest:

The world’s largest and oldest soft drink maker has withdrawn its advertising campaign promoting homosexuality in Hungary, after conservative politicians and an online petition and phone campaign called for a nationwide boycott of its products.

Coca-Cola had posted provocative posters of gays and lesbians against a rainbow background drinking coke with slogans such as “Zero Sugar, Zero Prejudice” and “No sugar, no superstition.” The ads were displayed in the capital Budapest on train stations and bus stops.

Over 40,000 protestors signed a CitizenGO petition asking the Mayor of Budapest and other authorities “for their assistance in removing the posters as soon as possible and to prevent such advertisements from spreading in Hungary.”

“For our part, we start by boycotting Coca-Cola. And in our petition, we ask for help in removing the posters as soon as possible and in curbing a homosexual lobby aimed at children, families and society as a whole,” the petition launched by Eszter Schittl, Campaign Director of CitizenGO, Hungary, stated. CitizenGO also launched a phone campaign against Coca-Cola.

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Read also: Pro-family Hungarians earn ‘partial victory’ as Coca-Cola pulls LGBT ads by Lisa Bourne, LifeSite

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