The people on the No posters are in favour of marriage equality

When the posters for the No campaign went up a few weeks back many people did not like the messages that they were promoting, and now even the people on the posters don’t agree with them.

The people on the No posters are in favour of marriage equality

Comedian Jason Manford took to Twitter last week to voice his opinion on the posters being used by the side which is asking people to vote No on May 22.

And let’s just say, he wasn’t that kind.

However, in a response to Manford’s tweet, fellow comedian Adam Hills posted his own message on his Facebook page last night.

The Australian’s focus is not on the No vote, it’s on the people who appear in the above picture.

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It turns out that the people in the stock imagery used on the posters are friends of Hills' wife, and despite how it may look, they do not agree with the campaign they are being used in.

The Facebook post reads as follows:

"So, there is a Marriage Equality vote in Ireland at the moment, and it has all got pretty heated. Posters like these have been circulated. Unfortunately, the image in the poster is a stock photo - which means anyone can buy it and use it for whatever purpose they so desire.

"As it turns out, the people in this photo are friends of my wife, and are appalled that their faces are being used, without their permission, to promote something they wholeheartedly disagree with. And yet there is nothing they can do about it.

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"Regardless of how you feel about the vote - what a weird, horrible, ridiculous world we live in, in which a loving, caring, open-minded family unit can be used to advertise the very opposite of what that particular family unit believes.

"If any of my Irish friends see these posters, just know this - the beautiful family on that poster is all for Marriage Equality.”

Well there you have it. Not everything is as it seems when it comes to the marriage equality referendum.


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