Tesco Pulls Inflatable 'Gay Best Friend' Doll From Website
UK retailer Tesco has apologized for an inflatable "Gay Best Friend" doll that's been sold over their website.
The doll's description reads:
"If Sex and The City and Will & Grace taught us anything, it's that g*y best friends are in this season," the description of the product said.
"We've had the manbag, we've had leg warmers and iPhone fever, now it's time for the new craze.
"Although not much can be said for his own attire, your Inflatable g*y Best Friend is ready to give you fashion advice, tell you if your bum looks big and b**ch about everyone who doesn't wear Jimmy Choo's."
According to a Tesco spokesperson: "This product was uploaded to the website by a third party seller but was removed from sale immediately because we found it offensive.
"The webpage should have been removed at that time and we are looking into why it is still visible two months later.
"We have very clear guidelines for third party sellers who list items on our website, and are very sorry that on this occasion they weren't followed."
If you're for some reason still in need of your own Gay Best Friend doll, it's still available for purchase on the Amazon website.
Also, is "gay" a bad word? (Per the Tesco website's use of "g*y"??)