By Alex Temblador
For Mother’s day, tech giant Apple published a video that features pictures and videos of iPhone users and their mothers in honor of Mother’s Day. It was then published on Apple’s different YouTube channels, which included the U.S. and other international countries.
Melanie and Vanessa Roy, lesbian moms, were featured together with their children in the U.S. Mother’s Day version, as well as the Mexican, Canadian, and Australian versions. However, Jeanne magazine was the first to notice that the couple was not in the French version.
You can see in the U.S. version that both moms are featured together with their children in a photo.
However, in the French version (below), only one mom is featured with one of their children.
Buzzfeed then discovered that they were left out of the Turkish, German, Italian, and Japanese versions.
It’s not the first time that a brand has cut a gay couple from their international ads, though this situation is quite odd in that same-sex marriage is legal in France.
I don’t even know what to say now that I could finally say it… Go check out Apples new commercial honoring “Moms” shot through the lens of an i-phone. We are so honored to have been able to work along side Apple on this great ad. We posted the video on our blog. Link in bio!!! 😘😘😘😘 WE LOVE YOU GUYS ALL SO SO MUCH 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
Buzzfeed reached out to Apple but have yet to hear anything.
It’s a shame that iPhone removed these lesbian moms from those international Mother’s Day ads because by doing so they didn’t fully represent the lesbian moms that live in those countries that deserve the same love and recognition as any other mother on Mother’s Day.
Alex Temblador is a writer for The Next Family and founder of Fempotential.com.