The Star Tribune, one of Minnesota’s largest publications, has received backlash for publishing a full page advertisement from the Minnesota Child Protection League.
The ad, which is opposes implementing an LGBT inclusion policy in schools, reads: “A male wants to shower next to your 14 year old daughter. Are you okay with that?”
The Minnesota Child Protection League, a reportedly anti-LGBT pressure group, is pushing to stop the Minnesota State High School League from passing a policy that would provide inclusion for athletes who are trans.
The offensive ad appeared in Sunday’s issue of the well known newspaper, and instantly caused outrage on social media.
When reached for comment by CityPages, The Star Tribune’s VP of marketing Steve Yaeger said, “The ad in question met all the requirements of our ad policy. Not much I can tell you about it beyond that.”
He concluded, “In Minnesota, organisations and individuals of all kinds – left, right, other – know that if you want to reach the largest audience and have the biggest impact with your message, the best way to do it is advertising in the Star Tribune.”
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