Published January 31, 2012
Department store giant Macy's is reportedly under attack by a group affiliated with the American Family Association for the retailer's apparent support of gay marriage.
A Macy's catalogue sent to customers in the mail shows a wedding cake with two groom figurines on top, mynorthwest.com reported Tuesday. The cake is stuffed in the back of an automobile with a license plate that reads "I do."
The image was reportedly part of an advertisement seeking to convince people to join Macy's Star Rewards Program and does not appear in an online version of the company's catalogue.
A group affiliated with the American Family Association is now calling on Macy's to pull the ad, calling the retailer's apparent support of gay marriage "an irresponsible choice" that is "highly offensive and not family-friendly advertising," according to the website.
"Just because gay marriage is legal in a few states does not mean this is appropriate marketing. As a conservative customer I will not support it," the group reportedly said.
"Macy's proudly serves a large and diverse marketplace, including customers with a wide range of needs and preferences. We strive to embrace customers of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, races, faith traditions, genders and lifestyles through the products we sell and the content of our marketing," Beth Charlton, a Macy's spokesman told Fox News in a statement.
"Our goal is to be inclusive. Not everything we sell or do will appeal to everyone, but that is the nature of a free society where consumers can make choices of their own," she said.