Company sorry over 'black bean' gay slur

2015-06-29 16:12


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Bangkok - A Thai ice cream company has apologised for using a derogatory term for gay men in a Facebook posting marking the US Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

The post on the Facebook page of Wall's Thailand sparked an online uproar among Thais over the weekend, with some commentators calling it "low" and "discriminatory". 

The illustration, which was quickly removed, showed black bean-flavoured ice cream with the caption #LOVEWINS.

"Black beans" is a demeaning slang term for gay men that originated from a famous paedophilia case.

Thailand is one of the most tolerant countries in Asia for gays and a top gay tourist destination.

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