Valentine's Day may be over, but the drama certainly isn't.
Last week, a Subway store in Angers, France ran a special deal on sandwiches. The catch? It was only offered to straight couples. The franchise owner defended his stipulation with a small note at the bottom of the advertisement:
"Discrimination: No, the marriage for all law has advanced, but has yet to be ratified by the Senate. Until then, I'll use my freedom of expression."
After photos of the advertisement began showing up online, Subway's corporate offices closed the franchise on Friday. The company also released a public apology on Facebook:
The SUBWAY brand is strongly committed to maintaining the values of diversity and inclusiveness in its restaurants around the world and does not endorse in any discrimination of any kind. We apologize to all those people who felt offended by the individual promotional initiative for Valentine's Day of a restaurant in Angers, France.
According to the Huffington Post, another Subway in Angers was forced to shut down its Facebook page and denounce any association with the other franchise after it started to receive hateful comments and messages.
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