The fact that clothing brand Suitsupply's new ad posters showing two men being affectionate are being vandalized across the Netherlands, shows that LGBT emancipation still has a long way to go, according to LGTB organizations COC and Pride Amsterdam.
The Suitsupply posters were placed on billboards and at bus shelters in around 5 thousand places across the Netherlands. Dozens of them were smashed, spray painted or covered in tape. Suitsupply also lost thousands of followers when this campaign - with the motto 'find your perfect fit' - was launched on social media, and the company is receiving hundreds of hateful emails.
This destruction shows that "the acceptance [of LGBT people] leaves something to be desired", Tanje Ineke, chairman of COC Nederland said to NU.nl.
Pride Amsterdam agrees. "We sometimes get the question why it is still necessary to organize a Pride parade. Here's the answer..." the organization said on Facebook, with photos of the destroyed posters. Read more via NL Times