‘Funny or Die’ mocks North Carolina with anti-gay spoof tourist ad

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The comedy website “Funny or Die” has made a fake tourist ad that makes fun of North Carolina.

“North Carolina, home of beaches, mountains and an extremely homophobic governor,” the commercial begins.

“Now you can experience the beautiful outdoors, cityscapes and incredible ignorance by hang-gliding backwards in time, racing to the wrong side of history in a kayak, teaching your children to judge others while frolicking in the waves and enjoying our waterfalls without fear of gay people falling on you.”

The Tar Heel state recently enacted a measure that prevents cities from banning the discrimination of LGBT individuals.

The bill signed into law Wednesday overturned a city ordinance in Charlotte that banned discrimination of LGBT individuals. The Charlotte ordinance was passed in February, but the state bill overruled it and prevents other North Carolina cities from enacting similar policies.

The bill also requires students in state schools to use bathrooms that correspond to their born gender and bans city minimum wages that surpass the state’s $7.25 an hour.

The Funny or Die video was trending on Facebook on Saturday morning and currently has more than 2 million views.

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