The Republican gay advocacy group the Log Cabin Republicans is crying foul over a recent Obamacare ad they say perpetuates “gay stereotypes,” claiming “liberals would be apoplectic” if the GOP tried something similar.
The ad is from Out2Enroll.org, a campaign started by the non-profit Sellers Dorsey Foundation to help the LGBT community navigate the healthcare website.
The ad features four shirtless men dancing in their underwear, while a female singer performs a parody of “Let It Snow” called “Get Enrolled.”
Log Cabin Republicans don't understand how the left could be offended by Phil Robertson’s anti-gay statements, but not what appears in the ad.
“If anyone on the right made such a comparison, liberals would be apoplectic,” said the group’s executive director, Gregory T. Angelo, in a statement.
“This ad is also an example of the left promoting harmful stereotypes that gay men are nothing more than sex-crazed lechers,” the statement said.
“At a time when left-wing propagandists are decrying Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson for equating homosexuality with promiscuity and deviance, Out2Enroll and others should take a look in the mirror and ask if the truth is that they are the ones responsible for promoting such harmful stereotypes.”
“This cynical ad betrays the depths Obamacare advocates will sink to in order to pad their pathetic enrollment numbers,” Angelo added. “As a self-proclaimed ‘fierce advocate’ of gay equality, President Obama would do well to distance himself from this nonsense and denounce it immediately.”