Jan 21, 2022

Samsung pulls ad with drag queen after backlash

Samsung has pulled an ad showing a Muslim mother expressing support for her drag queen son in Singapore, after backlash from the Muslim community. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Samsung said it was aware the video "May be perceived as insensitive and offensive." Another person, Muhammed Zuhaili, posted that the video had "Surfaced much confusion and questions amongst the community." "Imagine being offended and threatened by a mother's love for her child." wrote one Instagram user, bhaskunju. "If the advertisement does not run afoul of any laws. and has a positive message on the acceptance of marginalised people, Samsung should stick to its guns" wrote Facebook user Mo Li Mi.In a video posted on Instagram on Thursday, the drag queen reassured followers that he and his mother were "Doing well."

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