A new commercial for the fashion giant’s perfume CK2 has sparked controversy in notoriously anti-gay Russia. The authorities say they have received a number of complaints as the ad features two same-sex couples.
Arkhangelsk authorities say they are investigating to see whether the fashion giant has broken the law over the clip for allegedly containing “elements of propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia.” The ad features an attractive same-sex male couple riding on a motorcycle shirtless. A lesbian couple also bare their breasts on a highway. While straight couples in the advert kiss in the video, the same-sex couples do not.
Lustralboy has reported previously on Russia’s so-called ‘gay propaganda’ law that was passed in 2013. It aims to prevent minors from accessing information which could “push [them] to nonconventional sexual relationships.”
If Calvin Klein is found guilty of breaking the law,the company could be fined up to one million rubles, around $15k
Lustralboy says: Enjoy the video featured below and celebrate that diversity that the repressive Russians try so hard to persecute.
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