US fast food giant McDonald’s has produced its first gay-themed television ad for broadcast in France.
The advert shows a teenager in a McDonald’s restaurant waiting for his father to return from the order counter.
He chats romantically on his cell phone to a classmate while glancing at his class picture.
The boy hangs up when his father arrives. As they eat, the man looks at the picture and comments that it’s a pity that his class consists only of boys.
The young man simply smiles at his father.
The advertisement ends with the tagline “Come as you are”.
According to McDonald’s, the ad intends to show that everyone is welcome at its restaurants.
Some have commented that, ironically, the fast food chain would find it difficult to broadcast a similar ad in its home country.
Watch the advert below.