A genuinely heartwarming commercial features two real-life gay dads shilling for Campbell’s soup, the company that’s served chicken noodle soup to generations of families over the years.
Ahead of the December release of The Force Awakens, the half-minute long ad for their Star Wars-themed soup stars a gay couple — actors David Monahan and Larry Sullivan, who are married fathers in real-life — and their son. The two men offer their best Darth Vader and Chewbacca impressions to entertain their young son Cooper, a lovely reflection on the life of a modern family — and a perfect fit for their “Made for Real, Real Life” campaign.
On Campbell’s Facebook page many of the comments have been positive so far and have complemented the soup company for being so progressive, and Campbell’s social media rep even offered a Star Wars-friendly response to the first commentator.
Then the commentary takes a sharp turn towards darker terrain: