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Tesco sorry for 'gay friend' doll

Tesco has withdrawn an inflatable figure labelled "gay best friend" which it featured on its online store. The supermarket giant said it was "very sorry" for the "offensive" product which was described on its website as an "amusing gift".

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'Gay best friend' product still available on Amazon

The product was on sale from a number of Amazon sellers for under £5. Credit: Amazon.co.uk

What appears to be the same product is available on Amazon, and includes descriptions such as "Loves To Shop" and "Gives Great Fashion Tips".

In the product description section of the web page, it says: "Can't find the perfect friend to patiently listen to all your problems and give you advice!? Well here he is!!

"Everyone knows someone who is in need of a caring, stylish and funny friend!!! This is a hilarious gift! All of you girlies out there would love to have someone to patiently listen to you and give you advice."

Also available on the site is a product called Grow Your Own Gay Best Friend. Amazon had yet to respond to a Press Association request for comment.

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