Watch These Gay Couples React To Anti-Gay Marriage Adverts

“So gay people are obviously just disembodied legs?”

1. What happens when you show gay couples anti-gay adverts, some for the first time? It looks a lot like this:

Canadian filmmaker Michael Rizzi, aka MikeythePlatypus on YouTube, filmed himself, his boyfriend and three other young gay couples watching anti-gay TV ads and captured their disbelieving responses.

2. The couples watches a series of US and Irish adverts and gave their on-the-spot reactions. One couple are married, one are engaged and the others are in long-term relationships.

As one man puts it while watching: “Is it possible to watch and laugh and cry at the same time?”

3. This contributor makes the point that marriage is a constantly evolving institution.

4. And that the adverts are teaching people to mistrust what they don’t understand.

5. And this is a very good point.

6. Watch the full thing here.

And subscribe to Michael’s YouTube channel for more from him

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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