IKEA Features Gay Kiss In German Christmas Ad

By Stephen Fuchs on

IKEA apparently wasn’t too worried about facing some backlash when they released their latest Christmas ad in Germany, as the commercial features the warmth of love and family amid the chaos of the holiday, including a subtle, yet highlighted gay kiss.

The new commercial for the Swedish furniture store is centered around the idea that the Christmas celebration doesn’t have to be “perfect” to be considered a success. In the ad it is raining instead of snowing, the kitchen has become a mess with a powdered sugar mishap involving the children, and the dog has reigned havoc on the ornaments, but none of that gets in the way of the love shared among family.

It is among that message that IKEA slipped in a simple kiss between two gay lovers at the table, bringing enough attention to the fact that it was there, but not so much to distract from the overall message of the ad. In my opinion it is one of the more tasteful inclusions of a gay couple in a recent TV ad. Check it out for yourself…

Sources: IKEA