Faaez Samadi
Jan 9, 2018

Unilever under fire over Gaytime ice cream in Indonesia

Brand quickly issues statement to quell social-media outrage over ice cream brand that appears to promote LGBT rights, but isn’t actually sold in Indonesia.

The Rainbow Gaytime ice cream bar, created by fan Jesse McElroy.

Unilever has sought to put out a social-media fire in Indonesia over its Golden Gaytime ice cream brand, by explaining that the brand is not even sold in the country.

The company issued a statement yesterday in response to fervent local social-media outcry protesting Golden Gaytime, sold by subsidiary Wall’s, for its name and design, which appear to promote LGBT rightsa tinderbox issue in mostly Muslim Indonesia, where homophobia is a significant problem.

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