The world can be so full of hate sometimes, but on this particular day, it seems as if there’s a little less.
Yesterday, while I was putting off my work, I saw on TV that Tiffany & Co. featured a same-sex couple in their new ad campaign entitled “Will You.” This is the first time the company has done such a thing, and it’s received a lot of attention.
Tiffany is known for that little blue box wrapped in a big white bow that almost always means, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
What makes this ad even more touching is the caption paired with it. It reads: “Will you promise to never stop completing my sentences or singing off-key, which I’m afraid you do often? And will you let today be the first sentence of one long story that never, ever ends?”
It’s sickeningly sweet, but you just can’t help but swoon at the thought of someone saying that to you, right?
Unfortunately, some people just find it sickening rather than sweet.
For God knows how long, people have had a problem with same-sex relationships, but I’m not here to talk about that. We’ve all got our own opinions, and who am I to say that someone is wrong for believing in what they think is right?
I just want to focus on the fact that Tiffany, a classy, well-known company synonymous with love and marriage, has managed to take a step in the right direction. The direction that sees discrimination for what it is – wrong.
Tiffany is not the first company to take on the challenge of presenting a same-sex couple in its advertisements. Cheerios, Banana Republic and J. Crew jumped the bandwagon and are helping pave the way for a less hateful and more accepting society.
It’s a hard pill to swallow for some, I know, but let’s not focus on the right and wrong of the matter and turn our attention to the humanity aspect of it all.
We’re all called to love our neighbors, right? Well, let’s start by accepting those that we’ve been taught to hate, one ad campaign at a time.