Wednesday, July 06, 2016




A bold new ad in the Philippines succinctly breaks down what it feels like for people in the closet who have to keep their personal lives separate from family.
The ad from local phone company Smart Communications shows a guy who's received a friend request on Facebook from his dad. He thumbs through his timeline, which is full of pictures of him and his male partner, before putting the phone away.
Later, he's speechless during a family gathering when his dad asks him why he hasn't accepted his friend request.
Eventually, he texts his father: "Dad, I've accepted you."
And his father texts back simply: "Me too, my son."

2 comments:

JiEL said...

Assez étonnant quand on sait qu'aux Philippines la religion catholique est pratiquée de façon assez stricte.

Pour avoir déjà eu un «contact intime» avec un jeune de ce pays, je sais que les gais se cachent...

Faut croire qu'il y a ouverture et c'est tant mieux.

another country said...

Avec l'arrivée au pouvoir de ce dingue de Rodrigo Duterte (le Donald Trump local), le pire est à craindre pour les Philippines...