government of South Carolina has called for the removal of
an advertisement in London claiming "South
Carolina is so gay," reports Newsweek.
The ad was
featured prominently throughout London's subway
system during its pride festivities and encouraged gay
tourists to visit South Carolina for everything from
golf to gay beaches.
Along with South
Carolina, Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and
Washington, D.C., are also being advertised as "so
approving the advert, politicians governing the South
Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department have
asked for it to be pulled and have informed Amro
Worldwide they will not be paying.
department said it is canceling payment of its $5,000 fee
for the posters, claiming that the deal was approved
by a low-level state worker who did not run the advert
by senior officials. (The Advocate)