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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Tesco has withdrawn an inflatable figure labelled "gay best friend" which it featured on its online store.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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Tesco on 'gay best friend': We found it offensive

A Tesco spokesman said:

This product was uploaded to the website by a third party seller but was removed from sale immediately because we found it offensive.

The webpage should have been removed at that time and we are looking into why it is still visible two months later.

We have very clear guidelines for third party sellers who list items on our website, and are very sorry that on this occasion they weren't followed.

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