Philippines: Hands of gay couple in billboard defaced, hashtag campaign started to 'paint their hands back'

  • metta

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    Feb 15, 2015 2:12 AM GMT
    Hands of gay couple in billboard defaced, hashtag campaign started to 'paint their hands back'


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    Was it censorship or vandalism? Activists in the Philippines allege that the Ad Standards Council had ordered the billboard to be defaced so as 'not to irk the wider public'


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    Feb 16, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    Filipino citizens are getting massacred in the lessor areas of Mindanao by paramilitary groups and this billboard is what makes headlines?!

    But really what reaction would you expect from a predominantly, and devoutly Catholic society? Maybe the Muslims down south will be more accepting, though I doubt that will be the case.
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Feb 16, 2015 8:35 AM GMT
    jeepbstrd saidFilipino citizens are getting massacred in the lessor areas of Mindanao by paramilitary groups and this billboard is what makes headlines?!

    But really what reaction would you expect from a predominantly, and devoutly Catholic society? Maybe the Muslims down south will be more accepting, though I doubt that will be the case.


    I'm working in Mindanao, with exactly those groups you mention (among others), and this was worth the headline to me...