Love doesn't always win.
A shopping center on the Isle of Man apologized this week after customers complained over a Christmas display that featured two strapping polar bears posed in what looked like a position simulating anal sex.
"We'd like to thank our customers for getting a little too into Christmas this year with our Polar Bears in the atrium and can reassure you the display has changed somewhat since setup," said a spokesperson for Tynwald Mills Mall. "Apologies to anybody offended by our somewhat interactive display," they said on social media, adding that "the polar bears have had a talking to, and our severe case of Night at the Museum hopefully won't repeat itself!"
But shoppers were disappointed to see the couple readjusted. "That's a shame!! You should have left it, I thought it was a clever idea to get people up to see it and shop," said one Facebook user, while another suggested the mall "change it round regularly and have a bit of fun."
Of course, Twitter had a few thoughts on the censorship of gay polar bear love.
None of the cowards who separated the furry lovers are talking about the fact that some polar bears are gay: last year, a polar bear named Szenja at SeaWorld San Diego 'died of a broken heart' when her partner of 21 years Snowflake was moved to the Pittsburgh zoo. All these gay polar bears wanted to do was express their love through intimacy and prostate stimulation, and now they're being shamed for that? That's not what the holidays are about.