Retailer Faces Backlash For Selling 'Gay Away' Pills
No, these aren't currently being dispensed to gays in Russia. They're actually being sold right here in North America--Manitoba, Canada to be exact.
The novelty item, which actually just contains candy, has caused an out cry and the owner of the store that carried the "pills" has since removed them from shelves.
According to CBC News:
The store's owner told CBC News on Wednesday afternoon that she has removed the gag item from shelves after receiving calls from concerned parents.
Rachelle Mistelbacher apologized and insisted that her business is still a family store, and the addition of Gay Away was an oversight and an "honest mistake."
Calls to Laughrat, the Toronto-based company that produced Gay Away and other gag items, were not returned on Wednesday.
Quite the oversight. We wonder how they missed that one during inventory and purchasing??
At least we know what's going into the gift bags at the next ex-gay conference.