Backlash over anti-marriage equality advertisement
"We hear a lot about marriage equality, but what about equality for kids?" a woman says in the ad. Broadcaster SBS has pulled the Australian Marriage Forum's anti same-sex marriage television advertisement from their Sunday night telecast of the 37th Sydney Mardi Gras.
The 43-second TV ad aired on Channel 7 and 9 on Saturday while the parade was underway and shows a mother sitting at a playground table with her young daughter while her husband and son play on a slide in the background.
An Apple spokeswoman told PC Magazine: "Apple supports and cares deeply about diversity, and is working with The Unicode Consortium to update the standard so that it better represents diversity for all of us."
The Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit that sets global standards for software internationalization standards and data, particularly in terms of text, first released a draft of new emojis with a gradient of skin tones in November.
Apple introduced gay emojis to its operating system with same-sex couples back in 2012.
A rep for Apple was not immediately available for further comment.
The advertisement triggered a social media backlash, with a Change.org petition set up to remove the ad from television.
Tags: Same-sex marriage