Apple Apparently Removed a Lesbian Couple From Some Versions of Its Mother's Day Ad

Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

It appears Apple's marketing teams aren't all on the same page. 

Apple uploaded a YouTube video in honor of Mother's Day, but different iterations of the ad appear in various countries. In the French, German, Italian, Turkish and Japanese versions it appears a same-sex couple has been removed, as BuzzFeed pointed out.

Source: YouTube

The original version of the Mother's Day ad was posted on YouTube on May 1 in the United States and it features a lesbian couple. That couple that didn't seem to make the cut in some international versions. 

Source: YouTube

The couple — Melanie and Vanessa Roy, as BuzzFeed reported — do show up in the Mexican, Canadian and Australian versions of the video.

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Apple has been a public supporter of the LGBT community, backing the Equality Act of 2015.

"At Apple we believe in equal treatment for everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love," Apple wrote in a statement to Human Rights Campaign in 2015, Wired reported. "We fully support the expansion of legal protections as a matter of basic human dignity."

We have reached out to Apple and will update with any response. 

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Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at melanie@mic.com.

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