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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Tesco has withdrawn an inflatable figure labelled "gay best friend" which it featured on its online store.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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Toy description says doll would 'give you fashion advice'

The description of the "gay best friend" product, which had censored the word gay from its product title, said: "If SEX in the City and Will & Grace taught us anything, it's that g#y best friends are in this season.

"Although not much can be said for his own attire, your Inflatable g#y Best Friend is ready to give you fashion advice, tell you if your bum looks big and b##ch about everyone who doesn't wear Jimmy Choo's."

The inflatable was described as having a "Gary Lineker-esque face" and advertised as an "ideal gift" for hen nights, Christmas and birthdays.

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