Well this is just silly. Who appreciates a foot-long more than the gays?!
A Subway franchise owner in Angers, France had the brilliant idea to serve his Valentine's Day special with a side of bigotry, stating that his two meal was only for heterosexual couples!
It turns out that didn't work out so well.
Details after the jump.
The Subway owner's sign advertised a "feast of love for couples (M/F)," which he boldly rationalized by explaining:
"Discrimination: No, the marriage for all law has advanced, but has yet to be ratified by the Senate. Until then, I'll use my freedom of expression."
Before he could ask "Do you want that toasted?" (in French, naturally) the Subway owner's discriminatory message had spread across Facebook and Twitter and executives at Subway France closed his store.
The store's closing is only temporary, but we think he got the message loud and clear.
Subway France released a statement on Facebook, saying:
"The SUBWAY brand is strongly committed to maintaining the values of diversity and inclusiveness in its restaurants around the world and does not endorse in any discrimination of any kind.
We apologize to all those people who felt offended by the individual promotional initiative for Valentine's Day of a restaurant in Angers, France."
Image Source (H/T: Towleroad)